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Usted podría tener insomnio si:

Tiene dificultad para quedarse dormido - Normalmente, no debería tomar más de 30 minutos el quedarse dormido una vez que esté en la cama.

Tiene dificultad para permanecer dormido - Usted podría despertar frecuentemente durante la noche con dificultad para volver a dormirse.

Despierta demasiado temprano - Despertar temprano por la mañana podría ser normal para los "madrugadores". Sin embargo, podría ser un problema si esto no es normal para usted o si está reduciendo su tiempo necesitado de sueño.

No se siente refrescado después de dormir y se siente cansado durante el día - Esto podría indicar que usted está despertando durante la noche o no está teniendo un número total adecuado de horas de sueño.

Se siente inquieto o ansioso a medida que se acerca la hora de acostarse - Usted podría estar anticipando el insomnio y preocupándose al respecto.


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Last reviewed March 2015 by Marcin Chwistek, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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