Insomnia is characterized by difficulties with falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Lack of sleep has been associated with daytime sleepiness, cognitive functioning, emotion regulation, social problems and substance abuse.
Adam is often feeling sleepy at his desk, longing for the end of the day when he can put his head down. By the time he goes to bed at night, he finds himself having trouble falling asleep. Watching T.V. in bed sometimes helps him but it is not long before he is awake again. Tossing and turning, watching the minutes tick by, he starts to worry about how he’ll manage to get through another work day. No sooner has he fallen into a deep slumber, his alarm clock goes off