Insomnia as a symptom is the most common sleep complaint. It occurs when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep and do not feel refreshed in the morning, even though you had the opportunity to get a full night of sleep.

The effects of insomnia can impact nearly every aspect of your life. Studies show that insomnia worsens quality of life by negatively affecting work performance, impairing decision-making, and potentially damaging social relationships.

Initial evaluation may be best through your primary care provider to exclude medications and other medical problems causing or perpetuating insomnia.