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Are you having trouble sleeping? Millions of Americans struggle with sleep, and that struggle can impact every aspect of one’s life, from energy levels to attention span to even mood and happiness. Sleep is a critical part of our overall health, so a lack of sleep can be devastating.
Insomnia is a chronic lack of sleep over a long period of time. Insomnia and ADHD often occur together. Insomnia is also common for recovering addicts going through withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms usually taper off after a week, but symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, and more can last for weeks or months, according to American Addiction Centers. But how do you know if your sleeping troubles are signs of insomnia? Let’s review the signs to look for.
You Lay Awake in Bed for Hours
Many people struggle to initially fall asleep. However, most people will eventually fall asleep if they lay in a bed long enough. Those with insomnia struggle to fall asleep altogether. Instead, they lay in bed for hours and stare at the walls or the ceiling. This often happens when insomnia and ADHD are paired together. You struggle to fall asleep, and even if that happens, it’s difficult to stay asleep.
You Can’t Nap Even Though You’re Tired
Most people would struggle to stay awake if they missed a full night of sleep. That’s not the case for those with insomnia. If you have insomnia, you may feel the effects of being tired, but that still doesn’t help you sleep. You may be troubled by anxiety, worry, withdrawal symptoms, or more. But sleep doesn’t happen no matter how tired you are.
You Wake Up Multiple Times Throughout the Night
Another classic sign of insomnia is the inability to stay asleep. Some insomniacs have no trouble falling asleep; they just don’t stay asleep. They may wake up multiple times throughout the night, and they may stay awake for extended periods each time they do. The result is a night with very little meaningful and restful sleep.
If you believe you have insomnia, whether due to ADHD, addiction, or some other issue, seek treatment immediately. Sleep is a critical part of your overall well-being. Contact us today for more information on how to treat your insomnia and ADHD.