Insomnia Side Effects

Insomnia is difficult in its own right, but it may also cause other issues, both psychological and physical. Many people with insomnia feel more refreshed when they get proper treatment and finally begin to sleep well again.

Chronic insomnia (difficulty sleeping for three months or longer) may also lead to changes in mood, lack of motivation and energy, irritability, and more. When you're drowsy, it may make you feel tense and preoccupied, and the worry over your inability to sleep can add to this.

For those who take care of small children or have a lot of family and work responsibilities to balance, insomnia can make these tasks feel even more overwhelming when you are tired.