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.

Read More

Overview

Feature Articles

Latest Insomnia News and Research

Teen marijuana use associated with insomnia later on

Teen marijuana use associated with insomnia later on

Tips to protect your sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tips to protect your sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

New AASM position statement evaluates the role of sleep deprivation in physician burnout

New AASM position statement evaluates the role of sleep deprivation in physician burnout

Global scientific collaboration produces first genetic map of the cerebral cortex

Global scientific collaboration produces first genetic map of the cerebral cortex

Irregular sleep could be linked to poor cardiovascular health

Irregular sleep could be linked to poor cardiovascular health

New step-by-step framework to assist providers treating older patients with chronic pain

New step-by-step framework to assist providers treating older patients with chronic pain

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Patients taking antidepressants for years likely to face dangerous withdrawal symptoms

Patients taking antidepressants for years likely to face dangerous withdrawal symptoms

Researchers find the potential of opioid drug to help mask fear memory

Researchers find the potential of opioid drug to help mask fear memory

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Vibratory and auditory stimulation improves the amount, quality of sleep in insomnia patients

Vibratory and auditory stimulation improves the amount, quality of sleep in insomnia patients

Employers’ dream of controlling health costs turns to workers’ sleep

Employers’ dream of controlling health costs turns to workers’ sleep

Greater medical care needed for older adults with untreated sleep apnea

Greater medical care needed for older adults with untreated sleep apnea

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder

Study investigates three levels of recovery in people with a history of generalized anxiety disorder

Healthy sleep patterns could help offset genetic risk of heart disease or stroke

Healthy sleep patterns could help offset genetic risk of heart disease or stroke

New study compares sleep quality between postmenopausal and pre/perimenopausal women

New study compares sleep quality between postmenopausal and pre/perimenopausal women

Nasal sprays cut down usage of antibiotics for individuals with chronic rhinosinusitis

Nasal sprays cut down usage of antibiotics for individuals with chronic rhinosinusitis