Insomnia, a sleep disorder, makes it difficult for the individuals to fall asleep, stay asleep, or even both. People with insomnia often don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleeping, either, which can lead to fatigue and other symptoms.

According to American Psychiatric Association, Insomnia is the most common of all sleep disorders.

Fast facts on Insomnia

  • There are many possible causes of Insomnia
  • Often, insomnia is the result of a secondary cause such as illness or lifestyle
  • Causes of insomnia include medications, psychological factors, and hormone level

Affected age group


















60 & older



Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Waking during the night
  • Waking earlier than desired
  • Poor concentration & focus
  • Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Irritability, depression, or anxiety
  • Feeling tired after a night’s sleep

Worse effects

  • Risk of diabetes, obesity
  • Poor immune system function
  • High blood pressure, Risk of heart diseases

Diet tips for insomnia

  • Fruits (apples, bananas, peaches)
  • Seafood (Shrimp, salmon, tuna, cod, sardines)
  • Legumes (kidney beans, lima beans, black beans, split peas, chickpeas)
  • Nuts & Seeds (flax, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, cashews, peanuts, almonds, walnuts)

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