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Primary insomnia

Primary insomnia: Introduction

Sleeping problems caused by a psychological reason rather than a medical or environmental reason. Insomnia is sleeplessness, difficulty falling asleep or frequent awakening due to any cause. Primary insomnia usually starts because of stress that continues on for a period of time. After a period of sleeplessness, bad habits set in and even if the stress is reduced, the problem may persist. Primary insomnia may also be caused by neurological abnormalities of the sleep center. ...more »

Symptoms of Primary insomnia

Treatments for Primary insomnia

  • Hypnotics and benzodiazepines (BZDs) are the mainstays of short-term treatment of primary insomnia
  • Stimulus control therapy
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
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Primary insomnia: Complications

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Causes of Primary insomnia

  • Chronic pain, especially neuropathic pain
  • Primary sleep disorders (eg, sleep apnea, periodic limb movements, restless legs syndrome)
  • Dyspnea from any cause
  • Pregnancy
  • Drug use or withdrawal Mood disorders
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Disease Topics Related To Primary insomnia

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Misdiagnosis and Primary insomnia

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time tingling, more »

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Primary insomnia

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Primary insomnia: Animations

Prognosis for Primary insomnia

Prognosis for Primary insomnia: In some patients, improvement in sleep leads to an improved quality of life.

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