Everyone has a bad night’s sleep now and again, so how can you tell if your symptoms are actually insomnia?
Our doctors are here to listen and help you make sense of the sleep problems you’re having. They will find out why you’re experiences these symptoms and suggest effective treatment to ensure you are able to enjoy a restful sleep.
Common symptoms of insomnia
To help you distinguish between a rough night and a possible case of insomnia, you should look out for any of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Lying awake all night
- Waking up a lot during the night
- Waking up very early in the morning
- Being unable to get back to sleep if you wake up during the night
- Not feeling refreshed after sleep
- Being unable to sleep during the day, even if you feel very tired
- Irritability the next day
- Trouble concentrating
When should you see a doctor?
If you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms for at least three nights a week for the past three months, this is one of the main signs of insomnia. You should book an online consultation at the earliest possible opportunity.
A by-product of your insomnia symptoms is that they have an effect on your day-to-day life. Even if you haven’t been getting symptoms for very long, you should see a doctor if your lack of sleep means you’re:
- Having relationship issues
- Performing poorly at work
- Too tired for a social life
- In a bad mood a lot
- Unable to do basic tasks during the day
It may also become dangerous for you to carry out certain tasks, such as driving or operating heavy machinery.
What happens next?
While it may be tempting to resort to over-the-counter sleeping tablets, these are not an effective long-term remedy. Our doctors will provide you with a firm diagnosis and focus their treatment on the underlying cause of your sleep problems.
Find out how our doctors can diagnose your insomnia. and provide useful solutions that can help your problem.
Sleep related articles
Updated: October 18, 2019