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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Researchers identify a neural pathway that links circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness

Researchers identify a neural pathway that links circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness

Z-drugs can increase risk of falls, fractures, and stroke in dementia patients

Z-drugs can increase risk of falls, fractures, and stroke in dementia patients

NSR launches online treatment study for people experiencing poor sleep during COVID-19 pandemic

NSR launches online treatment study for people experiencing poor sleep during COVID-19 pandemic

Alcohol consumption before bedtime can impact quality of sleep

Alcohol consumption before bedtime can impact quality of sleep

Nearly 1 in 5 COVID-19 survivors develop mental illness within 90 days

Nearly 1 in 5 COVID-19 survivors develop mental illness within 90 days

COVID-19 survivors at increased risk of psychiatric disorders, study finds

COVID-19 survivors at increased risk of psychiatric disorders, study finds

Inadequate sleep may significantly affect sports performance of young athletes

Inadequate sleep may significantly affect sports performance of young athletes

Channel 7 grants fund new projects focusing on care for homeless children

Channel 7 grants fund new projects focusing on care for homeless children

Improving sleep after trauma exposure may ease negative consequences

Improving sleep after trauma exposure may ease negative consequences

Better sleep improves next-day mindfulness, finds study

Better sleep improves next-day mindfulness, finds study

Sleep disorders common during COVID-19 pandemic

Sleep disorders common during COVID-19 pandemic

Mothers  who report increased insomnia symptoms have higher levels of acute COVID-19 anxiety

Mothers who report increased insomnia symptoms have higher levels of acute COVID-19 anxiety

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

WHO survey: COVID-19 halted mental health services in 93% of countries

WHO survey: COVID-19 halted mental health services in 93% of countries

Study offers explanation for why people's responses to the same drug vary widely

Study offers explanation for why people's responses to the same drug vary widely

Study looks at the effect of broken sleep and morning coffee on our metabolism

Study looks at the effect of broken sleep and morning coffee on our metabolism

Cannabinoids can contribute to negative respiratory health events in older adults with COPD

Cannabinoids can contribute to negative respiratory health events in older adults with COPD

Researchers investigate molecular mechanism responsible for hypnotic effects of thalidomide

Researchers investigate molecular mechanism responsible for hypnotic effects of thalidomide

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides relief

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides relief