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Wake up to insomnia: future approaches to the management of insomnia

Authors Hussain MT, Shea S

Published 26 January 2011 Volume 2011:3 Pages 33—35

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NSS.S15647


Mohammad Tahir Hussain, Steven A. Shea
Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Insomnia is rife. Acutely, almost every individual has experienced a poor night’s sleep, and many short-term remedies for insomnia are tried, including over-the-counter sleep aids and alcohol. Chronic insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting nearly 40 million Americans and accounting for nearly one-third of adults. The annual cost associated with this disorder in the US is estimated at over $15 billion
and over $100 billion for indirect costs, such as costs of self-medication, health care-related costs due to exacerbations of comorbid conditions, and costs of reduced productivity.
 
 

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