Home > Medical > Sleep Disorders > Insomnia Insomnia All sections in Sleep » About Sleep » Health Tips » Insomnia » Research » Narcolepsy » Sleep News » Sleep and Diet » Sleep and Travel » Snoring What is insomnia? Insomnia refers to the inability to fall sleep or to maintain sleep, or waking up early and not getting enough sleep. Who gets insomnia? Insomnia is the inability to sleep. Symptoms of insomnia Those who regularly suffer from insomnia will know how debilitating this condition can be. Quiz Are you sleep-deprived? » Health Tip: Making the transition to sleep VIRAL: millions are watching this video to fall asleep! Causes of insomnia? There are few things worse than being unable to sleep night after night. Treating insomnia Over-the-counter medications often complicate insomnia. They may help you fall asleep, but sleep quality is usually poor. Poor sleep can make you fat Adults who reported sleeping less than their peers were more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study found. Missing sleep can make you sick Your immune system becomes weaker when you are sleep-deprived, according to a new study on twins. Risk factors for insomnia Not getting enough sleep and can have a negative effect on our health. Diagnosis of insomnia In most cases, the cause will become apparent through the medical history and physical examination. Bed partner's advice may make insomnia worse Well-intentioned tips from the person you share your bed with to encourage better sleep often backfire instead of helping. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher!