Insomnia not a passing phase

Insomnia, particularly severe insomnia is likely to become a chronic issue if left untreated according to a Canadian cohort study.

The study, which followed more than 3000 adults (average age 48) for five years found that almost two thirds (62.9%) people with more severe insomnia at baseline reported insomnia at each annual follow-up assessment.

However, for those people who were classified as having subsyndromal insomnia the forecast was less dire – with only one third likely to report symptoms at every yearly visit.

If you’re wondering what constitutes subsyndromal insomnia – the study authors do explain the term in the JAMA Network Open article. To be classified as having ‘insomnia syndrome’ the patients had ...

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