Insomnia

Insomnia can cause problems during the day, such as excessive sleepiness, fatigue, trouble thinking clearly or staying focused, or feeling depressed or irritable. It is not defined by the number of hours you sleep every night. Although the amount of sleep a person needs varies, most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night.
What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a condition in which it is difficult to get to sleep, or to remain soundly asleep, resulting in too short and too low-quality sleep which affects normal functioning. It causes fatigue and daytime sleepiness. It may be classified as acute, lasting a few days or weeks, or chronic, when it lasts longer than a month.

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What were the effects of prolonged personal protective equipment use during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What were the effects of prolonged personal protective equipment use during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Social changes during the COVID-19 pandemic could have exacerbated student burnout

Social changes during the COVID-19 pandemic could have exacerbated student burnout

Sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites, study shows

Sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites, study shows

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity promotes good-quality sleep

Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity promotes good-quality sleep

Study aims to better understand the effect of spinal cord stimulation on chronic pain and sleep

Study aims to better understand the effect of spinal cord stimulation on chronic pain and sleep

Parent and child sleep problems associated with greater parental stress

Parent and child sleep problems associated with greater parental stress

Frequent green space visits associated with lower use of certain prescription drugs

Frequent green space visits associated with lower use of certain prescription drugs

Study suggests that long-COVID is associated with physical inactivity

Study suggests that long-COVID is associated with physical inactivity

Lost sleep and jangled nerves: The rising onslaught of noise harms mind and body

Lost sleep and jangled nerves: The rising onslaught of noise harms mind and body

Study finds prevalence of caffeine intake is lower during pregnancy compared to pre-pregnancy, although it increases throughout pregnancy

Study finds prevalence of caffeine intake is lower during pregnancy compared to pre-pregnancy, although it increases throughout pregnancy

Using the gut microbiome to understand and treat respiratory diseases

Using the gut microbiome to understand and treat respiratory diseases

Study finds higher mortality risk in patients with treatment resistant depression

Study finds higher mortality risk in patients with treatment resistant depression

Health care providers may miss depression symptoms in Black women, study finds

Health care providers may miss depression symptoms in Black women, study finds

Study identifies factors linked to well-being as people age

Study identifies factors linked to well-being as people age

Exercise can help people to sleep better

Exercise can help people to sleep better

Addiction treatment proponents urge rural clinicians to pitch in by prescribing medication

Addiction treatment proponents urge rural clinicians to pitch in by prescribing medication

Women having a higher BMI more likely to experience long Covid

Women having a higher BMI more likely to experience long Covid

Can acupuncture alleviate lower back and pelvic pain in pregnant women?

Can acupuncture alleviate lower back and pelvic pain in pregnant women?

Young people treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines may be at higher risk of overdose

Young people treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines may be at higher risk of overdose