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Symptoms of insomnia include finding it hard to fall asleep, waking up several times during the night and feeling tired during the day.

Common causes of insomnia include stress, anxiety, too much noise at night, your bedroom being too hot or cold and drinks containing caffeine.

You can help improve insomnia by making changes to your sleep habits, such as having a bedtime routine and not eating or drinking shortly before bed.

Insomnia is sometimes treated with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Sleeping pills are rarely used.

Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Page last reviewed: 19/03/2024
Next review due: 19/03/2027