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 1126 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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Specific insomnia symptoms and self-efficacy explain CPAP compliance in a sample of OSAS patients.
 

Author(s): Pierre Philip, St├ęphanie Bioulac, Elemarije Altena, Charles M Morin, Imad Ghorayeb, Olivier Coste, Pierre-Jean Monteyrol, Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi

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This study explores the association between specific insomnia symptoms (sleep onset, sleep maintenance and early morning awakenings symptoms) and self-efficacy (perceived self-confidence in the ability to use CPAP) with CPAP compliance in French patients with obstructive sleep apnea ...

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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The terms "Insomnia" returned 146 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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

Author(s): Ziqing Li, Yu Zhang, Yuanping Wang, Xia Yan, Pingchang Xie

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(27):e11063.

 

Insomnia is a highly widespread sleep disorder in the general population. Electroacupuncture (EA) has been widely received attention as a potential treatment for primary insomnia. However, few previous studies are available to report that EA is a beneficial therapeutic approach to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acupuncture for perimenopausal insomnia: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.
 

Author(s): Taipin Guo, Man Jia, Yuhao Jin, Na Xu, Tianzhong Peng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(24):e11083.

 

Perimenopausal insomnia (PI) is one of the most common complaints in women. Acupuncture is used to treat PI increasingly considering its less side effect. The subject of this study is to explore the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for PI.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy in children and adolescents with insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Zhong-Rui Ma, Li-Jun Shi, Ming-Hong Deng

Journal: Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res.. 2018 ;51(6):e7070.

 

Insomnia is highly prevalent in children and adolescents. However, the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) in children and adolescents remains controversial. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the efficacy of CBT-i in children ...

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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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