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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a condition that makes it hard to fall or stay asleep. Lack of sleep can lead to attention or memory problems during the day. You may also be moody, depressed, clumsy, or have headaches.

What increases my risk for insomnia?

How is insomnia diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask when your symptoms began and how often you cannot sleep. He or she will ask if you take any medicines that can cause insomnia, such as blood pressure medicine. He or she will ask if you have a medical condition, such as GERD, or a mental health condition, such as depression. You may also take a survey about your sleep.

How is insomnia treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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What can I do to improve my sleep?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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