Insomnia is the inability to get an adequate amount or quality of sleep.  The difficulty can be falling asleep, remaining asleep, or both.  Insomnia is a common symptom affecting millions of people that can be caused by many conditions, diseases, or circumstances.  Sometimes it is transient but chronic insomnia can have many different causes; the most common causes are anxiety and depression.

Cognitive Therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for chronic insomnia.  The American Academy of Sleep Disorders found that Cognitive-behavioral Therapy can help improve sleep.

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Insomnia Causes, Cures and Treatments

No More Sleepless Nights By: Peter Hauri & Shirley Linde

Last updated: May 10, 2010

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