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Med J Aust. 2013 Oct 21;199(8):S36-40.

Insomnia: prevalence, consequences and effective treatment.

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Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. david.cunnington@msdc.com.au.

Abstract

Insomnia is common and can have serious consequences, such as increased risk of depression and hypertension. Acute and chronic insomnia require different management approaches. >Chronic insomnia is unlikely to spontaneously remit, and over time will be characterised by cycles of relapse and remission or persistent symptoms. Chronic insomnia is best managed using non-drug strategies such as cognitive behaviour therapy. For patients with ongoing symptoms, there may be a role for adjunctive use of medications such as hypnotics.

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24138364
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