Insomnia

Domain : Symptoms

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

A sleep disorder that prevents from falling or staying asleep at night.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“[A disorder characterized by an] inability to obtain the amount of sleep necessary to maintain adequate daytime behavior.”

Source :Termium Plus. Insomnia. [Internet]. Nov 2018 [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Context

“Insomnia is one of the most common sleep complaints. About 1 in 3 adults has bouts of insomnia that last a few days at a time.”

Source : Johns Hopkins Medicine. Insomnia. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Note

  • With insomnia, the person may be agitated and may wander around the house at night.
  • Insomnia may lead to daytime sleepiness and depression.

Synonym(s)

maintaining

Insomnia : RELATED DEFINITIONS

Newsletter

I want to receive the newsletter

I SUBSCRIBE