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What is Insomnia?

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a very common condition in which a person isn't getting enough sleep or is getting poor quality of sleep. Insomnia ...more »

  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Insomnia: Disorders characterized by impairment of the ability to initiate or maintain sleep. This may occur as a primary disorder or in association with another medical or psychiatric condition.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Insomnia: an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Insomnia: Introduction

Types of Insomnia:

Types of Insomnia:

Broader types of Insomnia:

How many people get Insomnia?

Prevalance of Insomnia: 32 million (unreliable estimate)
Prevalance Rate of Insomnia: approx 1 in 8 or 11.76% or 32 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Insomnia?

Patient Profile for Insomnia: Any age possible but more common in older age.

Gender Profile for Insomnia: More common in women.

How serious is Insomnia?

Complications of Insomnia: see complications of Insomnia

What causes Insomnia?

Causes of Insomnia: see causes of Insomnia
Risk factors for Insomnia: see risk factors for Insomnia

What are the symptoms of Insomnia?

Symptoms of Insomnia: see symptoms of Insomnia

Complications of Insomnia: see complications of Insomnia

Onset of Insomnia: Chronic insomnia increases in frequency with age and is more common in the elderly.This is presumed due to greater psychosocial stressors, losses, and medical illnesses.

Insomnia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Insomnia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Insomnia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Insomnia: see treatments for Insomnia
Alternative treatments for Insomnia: see alternative treatments for Insomnia
Research for Insomnia: see research for Insomnia

Society issues for Insomnia


Hospitalization statistics for Insomnia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Insomnia:

  • 0.001% (98) of hospital consultant episodes were for insomnias in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for insomnias required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for insomnias were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for insomnias were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Insomnia:

Organs and body systems related to Insomnia include:

Name and Aliases of Insomnia

Main name of condition: Insomnia

Other names or spellings for Insomnia:

Sleep disturbance, Dyssomnia Source - Diseases Database

Insomnia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Insomnia:

 

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