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 1149 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sleep onset latency is related with reduced bone mineral density in elderly people with insomnia: a retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Qian Tong, Wanzhen Wu, Qing Wu, Yanbo Yu, Xiaoling Lv, Bozhong Wang, Guofu Wang

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Inconsistent outcome about association between insufficient sleep and bone mineral density (BMD) has been reported. The present study aimed to determine whether BMD was associated with score of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia combined with eszopiclone for the treatment of sleep disorder patients transferred out of the intensive care unit: A single-centred retrospective observational study.
 

Author(s): Ying Zhang, Jun Su, Jingquan Wang, Guangzhang Tang, Wei Hu, Jinghong Mao, Wanwen Ren, Yi Liu, Zhenghe Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(37):e12383.

 

Patients transferred out of the intensive care unit (ICU) are always impaired by sleep disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and eszopiclone are 2 commonly prescribed strategies for insomnia. In the current study, the effect of the combined application of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An effectiveness comparison of acupuncture treatments for insomnia disorder: A bayesian network meta-analysis protocol.
 

Author(s): Jing Chen, Liming Lu, Nenggui Xu, Jun Chen, Yupeng Fan, Fen Feng, Xiaolan Qin, Yu Kui

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12060.

 

Acupuncture (ACU) is used frequently in the management of insomnia disorder in China. Whereas there is variability in practice regarding the selection of ACU treatments, most choices are made based on personal experience or preference of clinician. This study uses network meta-analysis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Insomnia" returned 149 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oriental herbal medicine for insomnia in the elderly with hypertension: A systematic review protocol.
 

Author(s): Chan-Young Kwon, Boram Lee, Sun-Yong Chung, Jong Woo Kim, Sang-Ho Kim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12200.

 

Hypertension and insomnia are common diseases in the elderly. Oriental herbal medicine has been widely used in East Asia, and it has been considered as a promising alternative to conventional pharmacotherapy because of its efficacy in geriatrics. Moreover, since oriental herbal medicine ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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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.

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Insomnia

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2018

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Insomnia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Insomnia

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2018

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Magnetic Field Modulation Pillow for Insomnia Clinical Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Insomnia

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2018

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