Difficulty falling or staying sleep

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. Insomnia is such a common sleep disorder that primary care physicians usually manage it. People who suffer from insomnia often feel fatigued or tired during the day but usually are not able to 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.