5 Signs You Have Insomnia

5 Signs You Have Insomnia

Insomnia is one of those conditions that can happen to anyone from time to time. But, when sleeplessness becomes chronic, insomnia seriously and negatively impacts your whole life.

At Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates LLC of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, expert psychiatrist Dr. Ronald P. Winfield and his team fully understand the toll that insomnia can take on your physical and mental health and wellness. We provide comprehensive care and support to new and existing patients.

Do any of these symptoms of insomnia sound like something you struggle with? If so, contact us today for your evaluation and customized treatment plan.

1. Difficulty falling asleep

When you think of insomnia, you probably think about problems falling asleep. This is, in fact, one of the most common insomnia-related issues. People suffering from temporary or chronic insomnia can toss and turn for hours waiting to fall asleep, feeling exhausted all the while. The difficulty falling asleep associated with insomnia can be a deeply frustrating experience.

2. Difficulty staying asleep

If you have no problem dropping off, you could still end up struggling with insomnia before the end of the night, as you wake easily and frequently throughout the wee hours. An interrupted night’s sleep doesn’t give your body and brain the full rest cycle needed for daily replenishment, and can leave you feeling as weary as if you’d never slept at all.

3. Dreams that disturb your sleep

If you have a mental health condition like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), intrusive nightmares can damage your night’s rest, leaving your nerves frayed and your eyes red in the morning. Sleeplessness is a primary symptom of PTSD. Other mental health conditions like depression can also be associated with insomnia.

4. Unexplained fatigue

Are you tired all the time, with no clear reason why? You might not be getting enough sleep at night due to insomnia, without realizing that you have a sleep problem. Unexplained fatigue can be a symptom of many health conditions, so it’s a good idea to figure out why you so often feel so very tired.

5. Sleeping at odd times of the day

People who don’t get enough sleep at night are more likely to snooze off at odd hours of the day. Are you or your loved ones frustrated by your constant need for afternoon naps? Do you miss evening events because you’ve fallen asleep on the couch? Insomnia could be the root of your problem.

The team at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates can help you to better understand what’s going on with your sleep cycle and to address your insomnia so you can get the rest you need to stay happy and healthy.

Schedule your initial consultation appointment with one of our providers online or over the phone today, and reclaim your physical and mental health from insomnia.

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