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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 associated with any 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 they are taking; or a substance they are using (like alcohol).

From: An Overview of Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

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SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

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