Will Zoloft help with insomnia?

Insomnia is defined as insufficient or poor-quality sleep that involved trouble falling asleep, waking up too early in the morning, frequent awakenings throughout the night. One definition of insomnia is inadequate sleep that does not allow us to be fully energetic and productive the next day.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by chronic problems falling asleep, staying asleep or only sleeping for several hours and being wake unable to fall back to sleep. It is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. Both organic and non-organic insomnia constitute a sleep disorder.

It can be caused by another disorder, by changes in the sleep environment, by the timing of sleep, or by stress. Researchers do not know exactly why people need sleep, but we do know that lack of sleep can kill. Humans deprived of sleep for long periods begin hallucinating and develop other mental problems.

If your sleep is not quality sleep, your health and wellness can suffer. The best way to get better rest is for you to learn more about how you are sleeping.

People vary in their need for, and satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia isn’t only about the number of hours a person sleeps each night; rather, it is also about a person’s perception that his or her sleep is inadequate. A feeling of inadequate sleep may be caused by:

• Difficulty falling asleep
• Difficulty staying

Insomnia is described by how long it lasts.

• Transient Insomnia: lasting for a short time
• Intermittent Insomnia: occurring on and off
• Chronic Insomnia: occurring on most nights and lasting for a month or more.

Zoloft is FDA approved to treat depression, certain types of social anxiety conditions, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in adults over age 18. It is also approved for OCD in children and adolescents age 6-17 years. When your insomnia is being caused by depression, social ansiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) then yes, the Zoloft will help with your insomnia.

As Zoloft helps with the underlying disorder, your sleep should return to normal.