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      Category : Health Centers > Sleep Disorders


Alternate Names : Sleeplessness, Primary Insomnia, Wakefulness, Inability to Sleep

Insomnia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Methods to prevent insomnia are the same as those used to treat insomnia. The best prevention is to develop good sleep habits.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

The persistent loss of sleep may result in:

  • decreased work productivity
  • increased accidents
  • decreased concentration
  • short-term and long-term memory problems
  • irritability
  • fatigue
  • What are the risks to others?

    Insomnia is not contagious. Sleep deprived persons might cause injury to others by being involved in accidents.

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    Insomnia: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Ann Reyes, Ph.D.
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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