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What type of sleep problem is insomnia?

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Insomnia is both a type of sleep disorder and can be a symptom of medical ,psychiatric and other sleep disorders. Typical patterns of insomnia include the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, waking up earlier than usual, and daytime fatigue.

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

WebMD Medical News: "Trouble Sleeping? It Could Be a Warning Sign of Depression In Older People." 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services. 

Medline Plus: "Narcolepsy." 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

WebMD Medical News: "Trouble Sleeping? It Could Be a Warning Sign of Depression In Older People." 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services. 

Medline Plus: "Narcolepsy." 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 23, 2017

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