Those suffering from insomnia are subject to a number of symptoms. Some might think that it would be quite obvious if you were suffering from insomnia because you would not be sleeping. But there is more than one kind of insomnia.

One type is where the person with insomnia symptoms cannot fall asleep at all. For others insomnia means that they awake frequently during the night or that the quality of sleep is especially poor.

Below are some of the most common insomnia symptoms.

* Fatigue
* Difficulty with memory
* Moodiness
* Accident due to fatigue
* Difficulty concentrating
* Feeling uncoordinated

If you think you are suffering from insomnia symptoms, there many possible causes. Insomnia can be brought on by stress, illness, a change in your schedule or uncomfortable sleeping location.

It is important that you not ignore insomnia symptoms. Over time, insomnia can lead to emotional and physical health problems. Also, insomnia can actually be a symptom of a serious medical condition.

If you have insomnia or insomnia symptoms that last more than a few nights, you should see your doctor. He will be able to help you find a suitable treatment for you insomnia. More importantly, he will be able to do an evaluation to help and determine the cause of your insomnia.

If a medical condition is to blame, treating that condition may be all it takes to alleviate the insomnia. Some treatment for insomnia can be purchased over the counter, but it is a good idea to check with your doctor before taking any type of sleep aid.

Some methods of dealing with insomnia symptoms involve making lifestyle changes, such as exercising, losing weight or making a change in your diet.

Taking sleeping pills, both over the counter and prescription, is something that should be done only after other avenues have been exhausted. There are possible side effects when taking any medications, so be sure to discuss these with your doctor.

The severity of insomnia symptoms can vary from person to person. If you notice that you are having trouble completing simple everyday tasks, you should seek treatment immediately.

If your insomnia or insomnia symptoms last longer than a couple of weeks, you should seek medical attention. Remember, the insomnia symptoms are just that and could signal a serious medical condition such as infection or heart trouble. There is not a reason to panic, because many cases of insomnia have no such connection to a serious health problem, but it is not something that you should ignore.

You do not have to learn to live with your insomnia symptoms. Instead, you can see your doctor, learn the cause and treat your insomnia so that you can get on with your life.

Author's Bio: 

Paul Stevens is an insomnia sufferer and publisher of the to help people get a good nights rest.