Difficulty Sleeping

Head | Neurology | Difficulty Sleeping (Symptom)


Sleeping difficulty can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, or waking up often during the night. It can also involve combinations of these patterns.

At some time, most of us have experienced trouble sleeping properly. However, if sleep problems are a regular occurrence and interfere with the daily life, a person may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders cause more than just sleepiness. Poor quality sleep can have a negative impact on a person’s energy, emotional balance, and health.


Sleeping difficulty in adults may be due to the following aging, alcoholism or abruptly stopping alcohol after long-term use, anxiety, depression, diseases, such as an enlarged prostate, cystitis, COPD, arthritis, heartburn, and heart or lung problems, exhilaration or excitement, frequent urination, use of drugs, jet lag, some medications, shift work, stimulants taken in the evening, including nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, or food, stress and worrying etc.

Diagnosis and Treatment

While some sleep disorders may require a visit to the doctor, many sleeping problems can be improved on his or her own. The first step to overcoming a sleep problem is identifying and carefully tracking the symptoms and sleep patterns. ...