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What signs and symptoms accompany insomnia?
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Doctors associate a variety of signs and symptoms with insomnia. Often, these symptoms complicate other medical or mental conditions.
Many people with insomnia do not complain of daytime sleepiness, and in fact, they may have difficulty falling asleep during intentional daytime naps.
What causes insomnia?
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Insomnia may be caused by a host of different reasons. These causes may be divided into situational factors, medical or psychiatric conditions, or primary sleep problems.
Many of the causes of transient and short-term insomnia are similar and they include:
Uncontrolled physical symptoms (pain, fever, breathing problems, nasal congestion, cough, diarrhea, etc.) can also cause someone to have insomnia. Controlling these symptoms and their underlying causes may lead to resolution of insomnia.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/25/2016
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