When to Seek Medical Care for Insomnia

Call the Doctor Insomnia if:

  • Symptoms of insomnia last longer than four weeks or interferes with your daytime activities and ability to function
  • You have noticed changes in your mood (such as feeling depressed), energy and appetite -- clues that insomnia may be a possible of a broader health problem such as clinical depression.



Go to the Hospital About Insomnia if:

  • Worsening pain or increased difficulty breathing at night may indicate a need to seek emergency medical care.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on October 30, 2014



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