What are common daytime effects of insomnia?

Updated: Sep 11, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Common complaints of daytime effects in patients with insomnia are as follows:

  • Fatigue

  • Tiredness

  • Lack of energy

  • Irritability

  • Reduced work performance

  • Difficulty concentrating

These complaints should be distinguished from the complaint of excessive sleepiness, which is uncommon in insomnia. If a patient complains of excessive daytime sleepiness (ie, Epworth Sleepiness Scale Score >10), another sleep disorder should also be considered. (See the image below for the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.)

Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

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