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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Nearly one-third of adults struggle to meet recommended sleep duration, study reveals

Nearly one-third of adults struggle to meet recommended sleep duration, study reveals

Sleep-circadian disturbances can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders

Sleep-circadian disturbances can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders

‘Behind the times’: Washington tries to catch up with AI’s use in health care

‘Behind the times’: Washington tries to catch up with AI’s use in health care

COVID-19's lasting impact on smell and brain health unveiled

COVID-19's lasting impact on smell and brain health unveiled

Complications during pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke later in life

Complications during pregnancy linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke later in life

Study reveals high insomnia rates in non-hospitalized COVID-19 survivors

Study reveals high insomnia rates in non-hospitalized COVID-19 survivors

Mild COVID linked to widespread sleep disturbances

Mild COVID linked to widespread sleep disturbances

Does Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) practice reduce stress and increase well-being in practicing physicians?

Does Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) practice reduce stress and increase well-being in practicing physicians?

Study explores the mediatory role of gut microbiota in metabolic syndrome and sleep disorders

Study explores the mediatory role of gut microbiota in metabolic syndrome and sleep disorders

Does visual impairment influence mental disorders?

Does visual impairment influence mental disorders?

Legume intake among older adults improves cardiometabolic risk factors

Legume intake among older adults improves cardiometabolic risk factors

Fasting diets show promise in enhancing mood, sleep, and eating behaviors

Fasting diets show promise in enhancing mood, sleep, and eating behaviors

Energy drinks stir up sleep issues and insomnia among college students

Energy drinks stir up sleep issues and insomnia among college students

Researchers develop a monitoring technology to identify individual factors provoking atrial fibrillation

Researchers develop a monitoring technology to identify individual factors provoking atrial fibrillation

Study shows robust link between frequency of energy drink consumption and sleep parameters

Study shows robust link between frequency of energy drink consumption and sleep parameters

The Mediterranean Diet may be able to improve your sleep

The Mediterranean Diet may be able to improve your sleep

Research identifies genetic connection between anorexia and morning chronotype

Research identifies genetic connection between anorexia and morning chronotype

'Visual system' protein appears to be key for stabilizing the body's circadian rhythms

'Visual system' protein appears to be key for stabilizing the body's circadian rhythms

Study: Cuddling during sleep comes at a cost, even for mice

Study: Cuddling during sleep comes at a cost, even for mice

Understanding the link between primary cilia, biological clock and wound healing

Understanding the link between primary cilia, biological clock and wound healing