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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Insight into the impact of physical activity on sleep

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Mindfulness-based therapy could be a viable treatment for insomnia

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Flinders University sleep experts test new mattress sensor

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New AASM position statement emphasizes that sleep is a biological necessity

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COVID-19 patients suffer from cognitive, behavioral problems after discharge, study finds

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Persistent childhood insomnia symptoms linked with risk of internalizing disorders in adulthood

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Having trouble falling asleep associated with cognitive impairment 14 years later

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Sleep characteristics associated with cannabis use and binge drinking in teens, young adults

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People with diabetes experiencing sleep disturbances have increased risk of death

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New clinical guidelines to manage insomnia with intensive behavioral therapy

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