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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New study reveals that daytime naps are partly regulated by genes

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Evidence that Long COVID-19 impacts children

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Insomnia patients commonly underestimate their actual sleep behavior

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Neurological and psychiatric complications six months after COVID-19 recovery

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COVID-19, influenza and suicide are responsible for deaths of ICE detainees

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Study reveals rising risk of mental health problems among COVID-19 health care professionals

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Simple monitoring system could reduce medication-related illness for people in care homes

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Researchers use fruit fly model to understand COVID-19-related neurological complications

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Women suffered more than men from COVID-19 isolation

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the wellbeing of healthcare workers?

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Healthcare workers can develop severe mental health problems after COVID-19

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People with ADHD tendencies are more sensitive to insomnia, severe functional impairments

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COVID-19 pandemic affects sleep habits, leads to further stress and anxiety

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New guideline offers recommendations to use behavioral, psychological therapies for insomnia

Phase 2 clinical trial at UCR to test first-in-class drug for treatment of stuttering

Phase 2 clinical trial at UCR to test first-in-class drug for treatment of stuttering