What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, resulting in unrefreshing or non-restorative sleep. Because different people need different amounts of sleep it can be difficult to know what is right for you as maybe you find it impossible to get the 8 hours which we hear so much about. Many people spend eight or more hours in bed but find they take a long time to drop off or wake regularly during the night which leaves them feeling feel drowsy and fatigued during the day.

Although insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, it can often be related to other concerns such as anxiety or stress and can therefore be a symptom of another problem.   The triggers of insomnia and poor sleep differs from person to person, for some its only an issue when they are stressed and for others they have no idea what started the poor sleep.

The good news is that most cases of insomnia can be cured with changes you can make on your own—without relying on over-the-counter sleeping pills.