Diagnosis of insomnia

The diagnostic criteria for insomnia can indeed become very precise. Insomnia in the ICSD 3 was defined as the complaint of an insufficient amount of sleep or not feeling rested after the habitual sleep episode, which might denote that sleep quantity and quality should be considered as equivalent. However, there were actually two quantitative requirements in ICSD for the diagnosis of insomnia at least 20 min sleep latency and at the most 6.5 hours total sleep time, otherwise the condition was...

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Introduction

Insomnia is a serious health problem. With an estimated 30 000 000 Americans experiencing chronic, clinically significant insomnia 1 , this condition is the most prevalent sleep disorder and is among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders. The health burden of insomnia is felt in a number of ways. It has an estimated annual economic impact in the United States alone of about 14 billion as of 10 years ago 2 . Not only is nighttime experience degraded, but quality of life, broadly conceived, is...