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Insomnia can negatively impact your day

Most people think insomnia only affects you at night, but insomnia can also impact your day in the following ways:

Trouble falling and/or staying asleep

Waking up earlier than you want to

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Not feeling refreshed after sleep

Excessive sleepiness during the day




of people 65 or older taking prescription medications for insomnia reported experiencing effects that continue the next day in one US study.

Participants reported effects, such as:

  • Drowsy

  • Grogginess

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Difficulty remembering

  • Sleeping too much

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Do these symptoms sound familiar?

If you haven’t already done so, take the Insomnia self-assessment. This self-assessment is designed to take a close look at the ways that Insomnia may be disrupting your life. Your doctor can use this to help determine the right treatment for you.

Insomnia’s unexpected impact

 Symptoms related to frequent awakening and trouble getting back to sleep can negatively impact your overall health and quality of life.


  • Poor Physical Function

  • Poor Social Function (limited ability to perform social activities due to physical health or emotional problems)

  • Emotional Health problems

  • Poor Mental Health

According to research,
people with insomnia may
be at greater risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Dementia

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Breast cancer (only those people who concurrently experience difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, and having feelings of nonrestorative sleep with their insomnia)

  • Chronic pain

*AASM Morin CM, et al. Lancet. 2012;379:1129-41, Shekleton JA, et al. Sleep 2014; 37(1):107-16

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