Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Your most bothersome problem is that you can't easily get to sleep when you first go to bed. This type of insomnia is known as "initial insomnia."
Sometimes a person is prevented from falling asleep by physical symptoms that may begin after lying down in bed. Physical symptoms can suggest a specific medical problem that may be the cause of your insomnia.
Are you kept awake by a recurring cough, pain in your chest, shortness of breath, or wheezing?