How do I know if I have Insomnia?
You’d think it would be pretty easy to diagnose insomnia, based on insomnia symptoms but it’s very possible you’ve got so used to not sleeping properly it’s hard to tell what’s normal and what’s not.
Rest assured that there’s plenty of options to help you get a good night’s sleep, but understanding what’s keeping you awake will enable you to make changes so you can awaken your best night’s sleep.
Signs of insomnia
Here are some signs of insomnia1 that people complain of. Ask yourself these questions and be honest, we won’t judge. If you tick several of these boxes, it may help indicate that insomnia is keeping you up at night.
Do you have trouble falling asleep
Do you often wake up during the night
Do you often wake up too early
Do you not feel well-rested after a night’s sleep
Do you feel tired or sleepy during the day
Do you feel irritable, depressed or stressed out
Do you have difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering things
Are you making more mistakes or having accidents
1. Source: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/diagnosis accessed 6 June 2019