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Disease Info — 29 September 2012
what is insomnia

Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is an individual’s reported sleeping difficulties.[1] “Insomnia” is derived from the Latin word “Somnus”, the name of the Roman god of sleep, with the incorporation of the prefix “in-” to add contradiction. While the term is sometimes used in sleep literature to describe a disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic evidence of disturbed sleep, insomnia is often defined as a positive response to either of two questions: “Do you experience difficulty sleeping?” or “Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?”[1]

Thus, insomnia is most often thought of as both a sign and a symptom[1][2] that can accompany several sleep, medical, and psychiatric disorders characterized by a persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality. Insomnia is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. A definition of insomnia is, “difficulties initiating and/or maintaining sleep, or non-restorative sleep, associated with impairments of daytime functioning or marked distress for more than 1 month.”[3] Insomnia can occur at any age, but it is particularly common in the elderly.[4] Insomnia can be short term (up to three weeks) or long term (above 3-4 weeks), which can lead to memory problems, depression, irritability and an increased risk of heart disease and automobile related accidents.[5]

Insomnia can be grouped into primary and secondary, or comorbid, insomnia.[6][7][8] Primary insomnia is a sleep disorder not attributable to a medical, psychiatric, or environmental cause.[9] It is described as a complaint of prolonged sleep onset latency, disturbance of sleep maintenance, or the experience of non-refreshing sleep.[10] A complete diagnosis will differentiate between:

insomnia as secondary to another condition,
primary insomnia co-morbid with one or more conditions, or
free-standing primary insomnia.what is insomnia

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