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JAMA Patient Page
June 27, 2012


JAMA. 2012;307(24):2653. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.6219

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that includes trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early, resulting in daytime impairment. It is a common problem, usually occurring along with other diseases or emotional stress (comorbid insomnia). It can also exist without other medical or mental health causes (primary insomnia). Long-standing (chronic) insomnia can lead to daytime consequences such as fatigue or sleepiness, difficulty with thinking, and mood impairments, which can interfere with performance at school and work.

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