Simply stated, insomnia is trouble with sleep. It's our body's way of telling us something isn't right.
Any of these symptoms could mean you are experiencing insomnia: trouble falling asleep; trouble staying asleep; waking up too early; and, experiencing non-restorative sleep (sleeping more than 7 hours on average per night but not feeling refreshed upon waking). If you are feeling fatigued during the daytime, experiencing a loss of focus, or are irritable from a lack of sleep you may benefit from insomnia care.
Your symptoms can be primary (not related to any other health problem, such as a change in your daily routines) or secondary (caused by a medical condition such as asthma, anxiety, depression, stimulant use- such as caffeine, and, chronic sleeping medication use).