Fast Five Quiz: Insomnia Types and Causes

Stephen Soreff, MD


July 15, 2020

Insomnia is defined as persistent difficulty with sleep initiation, maintenance, consolidation, or quality despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep. This sleeplessness causes clinically significant distress or impairments in social, occupational, educational, academic, behavioral, or other important areas of functioning. The 2017 American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) clinical guideline for the evaluation and management of chronic insomnia in adults calls insomnia the most prevalent sleep disorder in the general population.

Insomnia is usually a transient or short-term condition. In some cases, however, insomnia can become persistent, which is defined by the AASM as insomnia lasting at least a month.

How much do you know about the types and causes of insomnia? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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