Abstract

Insomnia is a common problem. About one-third of all adults complain of insomnia each year, and approximately one in five report that it is a serious problem. The most common complaints are transient insomnia lasting a few days to a few weeks, often associated with a stressor, a major change in one’s life, or a major change in one’s daily routine.

Keywords

Fatigue Depression Caffeine Zolpidem Trazodone 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael V. Bloom
    • 1
  • David A. Smith
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Sioux Falls Family Practice ResidencySioux FallsUSA
  2. 2.College of MedicineTexas A&M UniversityUSA
  3. 3.BrownwoodUSA

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