Disorders of sleep

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What is meant by the term 'insomnia'?
Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you've had enough opportunity to sleep
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What are the three different types of insomnia?
Initial insomnia (difficulty getting to sleep); Middle insomnia (difficultly staying asleep); Terminal insomnia (waking up too early)
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What is short-term insomnia (transient)?
Tends to be caused by immediate worries, noises at night or a medical condition
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What is long-term insomnia (chronic): Primary insomnia
Occurs when a person is having sleep difficulties not directly associated with any other health condition or physical cause
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What is long-term insomnia (chronic): Secondary insomnia
Medical conditions; Interruptions to circadian rhythms; age; environmental factors; parasomnias
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What are the three different types of insomnia?

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Initial insomnia (difficulty getting to sleep); Middle insomnia (difficultly staying asleep); Terminal insomnia (waking up too early)

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What is long-term insomnia (chronic): Primary insomnia

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What is long-term insomnia (chronic): Secondary insomnia

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