Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders and affects roughly 60 million Americans each year. People who have insomnia have a difficult time falling asleep and staying asleep. While it is common for people to have difficulty sleeping occasionally, having a hard time sleeping on a regular basis is not normal and can have very negative effects on long-term mental and physical health.
People with the disorder may abuse substances to attempt to manage their insomnia, which can make diagnosis and treatment challenging. If you or a loved one has insomnia, you are not alone. Treatment is available to help with insomnia and related co-occurring disorders.
Assessing Your Risk of Insomnia
Do you think you or a loved one has insomnia? You can take a self-assessment quiz to get better understand your next steps. A quiz is not an official diagnosis; only a medical professional can provide an official diagnosis of a sleep disorder. An assessment may help you evaluate key symptoms to determine if you should seek additional help.