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Types of Insomnia

Insomnia: Types list

The list of types of Insomnia mentioned in various sources includes:

  • Transient insomnia - short-term
  • Intermittent insomnia
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Primary insomnia
  • Jet lag - a type of transient short-term insomnia

Rare Types of Insomnia:

Types discussion:

Insomnia: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep. Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause problems during the day, such as tiredness, a lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. (Source: excerpt from Insomnia: NWHIC)

Insomnia: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Insomnia can be classified as transient (short term), intermittent (on and off), and chronic (constant). Insomnia lasting from a single night to a few weeks is referred to as transient. If episodes of transient insomnia occur from time to time, the insomnia is said to be intermittent. Insomnia is considered to be chronic if it occurs on most nights and lasts a month or more. (Source: excerpt from Insomnia: NWHIC)

Insomnia: Related Disease Topics

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