Insomnia is the medical term for people who have difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep during the night, or who awake too early and are unable to return to sleep. Sufferers of insomnia often feel fatigued or tired during the day, but usually cannot fall asleep during the day even if they try to.

There are many medical conditions, medications and stressors that can cause or contribute to insomnia. If you feel like you suffer from insomnia, consult with your primary care physician, who is familiar with your medical conditions and medications. They can perform the best initial evaluation and can refer you to a specialist if needed.