Pharmacy Corner
Counting Sheep Is Not Working: Insomnia What is insomnia?

We are not sure why some people have insomnia. Researchers think insomnia is caused by bodies being aroused all the time. This causes us to always be alert, which in turn makes it difficult to fall or stay asleep.1,2 Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders.

People with insomnia, either have difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or poor quality of sleep. People with poor sleep find it impacts their work and relationships with friends, family and coworkers2

It is important to remember that sleep problems could be caused by other conditions such as:

  • Narcolepsy
  • Mental health conditions such as depression
  • Drug abuse

Visit the Sleep foundation site to learn more about insomnia.