Insomnia is a condition of not being able to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get the benefits of sleep. Insomnia can be its own disorder or a symptom of physical illness. It can also be caused by menopause, depression and anxiety, certain prescription medicines, stress, too much caffeine, drug abuse, chronic pain, and poor sleeping habits. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about insomnia, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Symptoms of Insomnia
Learn about insomnia symptoms from the experts at WebMD.
Insomnia (Acute & Chronic): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
WebMD explains the symptoms and causes of insomnia, and offers tips for getting a good night's sleep.
Meditation, Stress, and Your Health
Got stress? Learn about meditation and the relaxation response from WebMD.
Natural Sleep Aids and Remedies
Can natural sleep remedies offer you a drug-free night’s sleep? WebMD examines some common natural sleep aids, including their risks and side effects.
Why Can't I Stay Asleep?
The first step toward sleeping through the night is understanding what’s causing the interruptions.
Natural Sleep Solutions
Natural sleep remedies and lifestyle tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.
6 Surprising Sleep Wreckers
Some common causes of disturbed sleep and sleep loss may surprise you.
Can Music Help Me Sleep?
Find out if soothing tunes are good for your snoozing brain.
Foods That Help or Hurt Your Shut-eye
Smart bedtime snacks vs. fatty meals, caffeine, and alcohol.
Insomnia: What to Do About It
The most effective ways to combat insomnia don't necessarily involve taking a sleeping pill.
Is Anxiety or Stress Causing Your Insomnia?
Can't turn your mind off when you lay down at night? You may need to be treated for anxiety.
Insomnia and Watching TV in Bed: What's the Link?
What's the rule on watching TV in bed? Sleep specialist Michael Breus, PhD, has answers that may surprise you.
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Insomnia Quiz: Test Your Smarts on Poor Sleep and How to Fix It
In this WebMD quiz, find out how insomnia may be hurting your work, personal life, and health.
Quiz: What's Wrecking Your Sleep?
Quiz: What's Wrecking Your Sleep? Stress, alcohol, and illness can keep you up. Find out what else might ruin your rest in this quiz.
Sleep Quiz: Why You Need Your ZZZs
Take this quiz and test your knowledge of sleep -- deprivation, insomnia, and nightmares.