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.
Understanding Insomnia -- the Basics
Learn basic information on the causes of insomnia from the experts at WebMD.
WebMD provides a list of resources for information on insomnia and other sleep problems.
When to Seek Medical Care for Insomnia
WebMD explains the symptoms of insomnia that should prompt a call to your doctor.
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.
Having Trouble Sleeping?
We've got expert shut-eye solutions to six surprising sleep wreckers that might be keeping you up at night.
What to Do About Insomnia
Can't Sleep? Insomnia Types, Causes, and Treatments
Natural Sleep Solutions
Natural sleep remedies and lifestyle tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.
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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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.
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.
Why You Need Your ZZZs Quiz
Take this quiz and test your knowledge of sleep -- deprivation, insomnia, and nightmares.