Jennifer F. Wilson
Wilson JF. Insomnia. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:ITC1-1. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-148-1-200801010-01001
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(1):ITC1-1.
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People with insomnia have trouble falling or staying asleep, and the result is poor-quality sleep of insufficient duration. Insomnia is common, affecting 1 in 3 adults intermittently and 1 in 10 adults chronically, and can seriously affect wellbeing. It typically causes excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, and lack of energy. Long-term insomnia may lead to depression, inattention, learning and memory problems, and job or school underperformance. Given these substantial health consequences and the prevalence of insomnia, clinicians should be skilled in managing it.
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