Signs and Symptoms of Chronic and Acute Insomnia

The difference between chronic insomnia and acute insomnia is the amount of time the symptoms are in effect. If symptoms are present 3 nights or more per week, chronic insomnia may be diagnosed. Any less than that may be acute insomnia.

Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Trouble falling sleep
  • Sleeping for short periods
  • Waking several times at the night
  • Unable to sleep for most of the night
  • Waking up too early
  • Unusually light sleeping
  • Waking up tired

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