Insomnia symptoms

Symptoms could include:

  • Sleeplessness, or insomnia, is a serious sleep disorder. It can mean the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night, or the tendency to wake too early before having gotten enough sleep.
  • According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects nearly 60 million Americans a year (NIH, 2007). Almost everyone experiences some form of short-term insomnia in his or her life. Some people with insom...
  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Irritability is a feeling of agitation or frustration. It can also be a symptom of a mental disorder or medical condition and is especially common in young children who are feeling ill.
  • Hypersomnia is a condition that causes a patient to feel sleepy throughout the day.
  • Feeling abnormally sleepy or tired during the day is commonly known as drowsiness. Drowsiness may lead to additional symptoms, such as forgetfulness or falling asleep at inappropriate times. ...
  • Sleeping difficulty is defined as trouble sleeping at night.
  • Yawning is a mostly involuntary process and is usually triggered by sleepiness or fatigue. It is a very natural response to being tired. Excessive yawning means that you yawn often, even when you are not tired.
  • The ability to concentrate is a function of mental status and cognition. Impairment of the ability to concentrate can be a problem of neurologic or psychiatric origin or a combination of behavior and mentation.
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). Full body weakness is often the result of a bacterial or viral infection such as influenza or hepatitis.
  • Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. BMI is calculated using a person's weight and height. It can lead to other conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
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