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.
WebMD provides a list of resources for information on insomnia and other sleep problems.
Insomnia: Questions & Answers For Your Doctor
The experts at WebMD provide a list of questions to ask your doctor -- and the questions your doctor will likely ask you -- if you seek medical help for insomnia.
Alternative Treatments for Insomnia
Alternative therapies for insomnia range from diet and exercise to mental conditioning and herbs. Learn more from WebMD about nondrug remedies for getting to sleep and staying asleep.
Sleep and Menopause
Menopause can lead to sleep problems. WebMD explains how to relieve hot flashes and night sweats.
Insomnia: What Every Woman Should Know About Sleep Problems
If you're a single working woman, you probably spend the least amount of time in bed -- sometimes fewer than six hours a night. Stay-at-moms aren’t much better off. Here are some key causes of sleep problems in women.
What to Do About Insomnia
Can't Sleep? Insomnia Types, Causes, and Treatments
How Sleep Changes Throughout Your Life
Do you need more or less sleep as you age? Find out how your sleep needs change throughout life.
Can Music Help Me Sleep?
Find out if soothing tunes are good for your snoozing brain.
What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Personality
Could there be a relationship between sleep position and your personality?
Your Attitude About Your Bedroom Hurting Your Sleep?
Does your bedroom scare you? Learn how fear can prevent you from getting a good night's sleep.
Waking Briefly at Night? Is It OK?
Find out why sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, says waking up several times in the middle of the night is perfectly normal.
Insomnia: What to Do About It
The most effective ways to combat insomnia don't necessarily involve taking a sleeping pill.
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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.