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By Lynne Rogers
FNP-C Partnership Health Center, Seeley-Swan Medical Center 

What is Insomnia?

Health Happens


Lynne Rogers

After a late night of studying, I'm sitting in class and feel my eyes close and wake to find 10 minutes have passed. Oops, I hope I didn't snore.

About 30 percent of us have brief episodes of daytime sleepiness (like my example) which can be caused by a break in our regular sleep habits. And 10 percent have chronic sleep issues that occur four or more times a week. What is insomnia? Simply, it is the "inability to sleep".

Symptoms of insomnia can include fatigue, inability to focus or concentrate, poor memory, mood disturbances (for me: crabbiness), daytime sleepiness, low motivation or en...

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