Insomnia

Common Name(s)

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Symptoms include: difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night and having trouble going back to sleep, tiredness upon waking, waking up early in the morning, irritability, anxiety, depression, and difficulty paying attention. Insomnia becomes more common as you age. There are two types of insomnia: primary and secondary. Primary insomnia occurs when you are having trouble sleeping without having any other health issues. When you experience sleep difficulties as a result of a health condition, pain, medication, or substance you are using, you have secondary insomnia. You can also be affected by acute insomnia, which lasts for a few weeks or less, or chronic insomnia, which occurs for at least three times a week for a month or longer. Acute insomnia can be caused by: significant life changes (such as the death of a loved one), illness or emotional or physical discomfort, environmental influences, or some medications. Chronic insomnia may be caused by anxiety, depression, or long-term pain or discomfort at night. A health care provider can use a physical exam and an evaluation of your medical and sleep history to diagnose insomnia. Sleeping pills may be a temporary treatment, however, underlying health conditions that are causing insomnia should also be treated. Insomnia may also be treated using behavioral therapy such as relaxation exercises, sleep restriction therapy, or reconditioning.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Insomnia" returned 1097 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fatal familial insomnia presenting with agrypnia excitata and very low atonia index level: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Tae-Won Yang, Byeongsu Park, Keun Tae Kim, Jin-Sun Jun, Young-Soo Kim, Soon-Tae Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Kon Chu, Sang Kun Lee, Ki-Young Jung

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0646.

 

Fatal familial insomnia (FFI) is a human prion disease that is characterized by sleep-wake cycle deterioration, loss of slow-wave sleep, and motor overactivation over the daily 24-hour period.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nocturnal insomnia symptoms and stress-induced cognitive intrusions in risk for depression: A 2-year prospective study.
 

Author(s): David A Kalmbach, Vivek Pillai, Christopher L Drake

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Nearly half of US adults endorse insomnia symptoms. Sleep problems increase risk for depression during stress, but the mechanisms are unclear. During high stress, individuals having difficulty falling or staying asleep may be vulnerable to cognitive intrusions after stressful events, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acupuncture as a primary and independent treatment for a patient with chronic insomnia: One-year follow-up case report.
 

Author(s): Wanrong Zhang, Zhen Huang, Yuanyuan Jin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(52):e9471.

 

Insomnia is a common disease. Till date, no study has reported the long-term (up to 1 year) outcomes of acupuncture as a primary and independent treatment in patients with insomnia. This report aims to present response of patient who was treated by acupuncture. This patient was evaluated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Insomnia" returned 138 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Wendan decoction for primary insomnia: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xia Yan, Yuanping Wang, Xiaohui Li, Ziqin Li, Yu Zhang, Xiaoli Cai, Dawei Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(47):e8906.

 

Insomnia is a widespread complaint in the general population. Wendan decoction has been widely applied in the treatment of primary insomnia. However, to our knowledge, there has been no systematic review or meta-analysis of randomized controlled trails regarding the effectiveness ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Measures of cardiovascular autonomic activity in insomnia disorder: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Marina-Marinela Nano, Pedro Fonseca, Rik Vullings, Ronald M Aarts

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Insomnia disorder is a widespread sleep disorder with a prevalence of approximately 10%. Even though the link between insomnia and cardiovascular activity is not exactly clear, it is generally assumed that cardiovascular autonomic modifications could occur as a result of sleeplessness, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fatal familial insomnia with abnormal signals on routine MRI: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Tingting Lu, Yuhang Pan, Lisheng Peng, Feng Qin, Xiaobo Sun, Zhengqi Lu, Wei Qiu

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Fatal familial insomnia (FFI) is a rare autosomal dominant disease caused by the PRNP D178N/129 M mutation. Routine brain CT and MRI usually reveal non-specific features. We report a patient with FFI presenting with diffuse abnormal signals on MRI, later confirmed as combined with ...

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Web-based Insomnia Treatment for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Insomnia

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2017

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Insomnia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Insomnia

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2018

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Long-term Study of Lemborexant in Insomnia Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Insomnia Disorder

 

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2017

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