Fast Five Quiz: Insomnia

Stephen Soreff, MD


June 05, 2020

Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with sleep initiation, maintenance, consolidation, or quality that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep, and that results in some form of daytime impairment. What is important is that clinical insomnia results in the patient's inability to function vocationally and socially. Various worldwide studies have shown a prevalence as high as 50%-60%. The consequences of insomnia are often serious and include depression, decreased performance at work or school, motor vehicle collisions, and decreased overall quality of life.

Are you familiar with key aspects of insomnia, as well as best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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