Have you ever had a few sleepless nights in a row that got you thinking if you had insomnia? At least 1 in 3 adults in the US have mild insomnia, according to Sleep Health Foundation. If your sleeplessness persists, mild insomnia can turn into severe insomnia in no time. The question is, ‘how do you tell if it’s just a phase or actually insomnia?’

We’ve compiled a list of 11 symptoms to look out for!

Understanding Insomnia

Before we start discussing the possible symptoms of insomnia, it’s important to understand what it is in the first place. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, trouble falling asleep, or have difficulty staying asleep. If, after reading that definition, you believe you may be suffering from insomnia, then here are 11 specific symptoms to look out for:

  • Problems with falling asleep at night
  • Waking multiple times during the night
  • Waking up too early frequently
  • Feeling exhausted and not well-rested in the morning
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Inability to eat properly
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Increased tendency to feel anxious or depressed
  • Memory lapses or problems remembering
  • Anxiety about bedtime
  • Inability to focus or pay attention

If you can recognize any or most of these symptoms, there are high chances you could be suffering from insomnia.

What Are Its Causes?

Insomnia always have underlying causes whether we are aware of it or not. If your parents have a shorter sleep cycle or sleep issues, you can inherit these habits. However, sometimes  external forces can trigger it or make it worse, such as:


Increased stress can directly affect the quality of your sleep. If you’re worried about your work, grades, relationship, or anything else, it can keep your mind racing at night, which makes falling asleep much harder. Severe trauma or the loss of a loved one can also create   an unhealthy sleep pattern.


Our body and mind are accustomed to our comfort zones. When we travel, we get out of our comfort zone and the set time zone, which may all contribute to changes in the sleep cycle. Even though jet lag is a short-term problem, it can sometimes persist and lead to insomnia.

Bad Hygiene

Why do babies fall asleep shortly after a warm bath? It’s because they feel relaxed and clean. Hygiene can be  linked to  how well we fall asleep at night, and we don’t just mean physical hygiene.

Sleep hygiene” is an important concept we’re not aware of. Having a random bedtime routine, inconsistent schedule, poor sleep atmosphere are signs of poor sleep hygiene. If your bedtime routine includes any of these habits, it could be one of the biggest contributors to your insomnia.

Woman unable to sleep at night

Get in Touch with Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples for Insomnia Treatment

If you have just started having issues with falling asleep, you can recognize the signs from those mentioned above. If there is no improvements, get in touch with us today – it’s better to catch the problem during its early phase.

Our hypnotherapists here at Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples team offers a variety of therapeutic techniques to overcome insomnia and other sleep disorders. We utilize hypnotherapy to target the cause of your insomnia and treat it using the insomnia therapy in Naples.

When you sleep better, you live better. Sleep disorder therapy in Naples is just one of the many different services we provide.

Visit our website now to learn more or call us now at (239)-692-9988.

Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI