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What’s the difference between primary and secondary insomnia?

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Primary insomnia is not directly linked to any other health condition or problem.

Secondary insomnia comes from something else, like a health condition (such as asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn), pain, a medication, or a substance like alcohol.

SOURCES:

American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

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