Understanding Insomnia

Whether it’s you or a loved one dealing with insomnia, you’ll want to get a sense of the condition and how it will affect your daily activities. We’ve broken down the basics to help you understand each aspect of insomnia and its treatment.

  • Introduction to Insomnia
    Read a condensed overview of insomnia, including descriptions of condition, statistics and risk factors.
  • Highlights
    Get an overview of the sleep disorder insomnia.
  • Risk Factors
    Read our guide to find out if you are at risk for insomnia.
  • Medications
    Many medications are now available for coping with insomnia. Learn more about the medications your doctor may prescribe.
  • Causes of Short-Term and Transient Insomnia
    You my be experiencing short-term insomnia. Find out what may cause this condition.
  • Causes of Chronic Insomnia
    Chronic insomnia is a serious condition that disrupts lives. Read this guide to find out the causes.
  • Complications
    If you've been diagnosed with insomnia find out what the prognosis may be.
  • Diagnosis
    You’re suspicious and so is your doctor. What’s next? We give you an overview of tests, procedures and possible outcomes.
  • Treatment for Insomnia
    Treatment options for insomnia can vary. Find out which one is right for you.
  • Resources
    Get the latest news, more information about insomnia, and find a network of support with these great resources.
  • References
    Review the list of the doctors and researchers involved in the production of this online resource about insomnia.
  • Tips for Better Sleep
    Get tips on how to get a good night's sleep.