The diagnosis and management of insomnia in clinical practice: a practical evidence-based approach.

@article{Holbrook2000TheDA,
  title={The diagnosis and management of insomnia in clinical practice: a practical evidence-based approach.},
  author={Anne Holbrook and Ruth Crowther and A Lotter and C Cheng and Dorothy King},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2000},
  volume={162 2},
  pages={216-20}
}
Insomnia, or the dissatisfaction with the quantity, quality or timing of sleep, is a common complaint. Because the definition of "normal" sleep is not well established, the estimates of the prevalence and severity of insomnia vary widely. Insomnia is often secondary to underlying psychiatric and medical conditions, and these should be evaluated and treated as a first measure. Nonpharmacological interventions for insomnia including sleep hygiene manoeuvres and exercise are recommended, although… CONTINUE READING

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