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What are the different types of insomnia?

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There are two types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems that are not directly caused by other health condition or problem. Secondary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn); pain; medication; or a substance they use (like alcohol or caffeine).

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 4, 2020

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 4, 2020

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