Although many people experience occasional trouble sleeping, if the problem is severe or persistent, your poor sleep may require medical attention. Your poor sleep may contribute to a number of serious and chronic health issues. Your poor sleep quality contributes to weight gain, diabetes, worsening hypertension, and congestive heart failure.

Transient insomnia is not unusual and may present itself after a traumatic event in your life. However, there is a longer, more disruptive type of insomnia. Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep is a malady which plagues many of us and leaves you too tired to function properly the next day. If you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep three nights a week for a month or more, it may be time to talk with your physician about chronic insomnia.