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Insomnia: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Insomnia.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder whereby an individual has trouble falling or staying asleep.

Insomnia Facts – 

Insomnia can occur at any age but is more common in older adults.


There can be various reasons for the development of insomnia and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.

  • Insomnia is very common

  • Approximately half of adults suffer from insomnia at some point

  • Approximately 10% of people have experienced chronic insomnia

  • Insomnia is more common in women than in men

  • It is more likely to affect older adults

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Frequently asked questions

Is insomnia treatable?

Most insomnias are readily treatable.

How long does insomnia last?

It depends, it can short-term or long term and it can be chronic.

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