Insomnia refers to a persistent difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early without being able to return to sleep.
It can lead to daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or school.
The causes of insomnia can be complex, including:
Symptoms of insomnia include:
In Australia and around the world:
It's estimated that around one-third of the adult population globally experiences some form of insomnia.
In Australia, approximately 13-33% of the adult population is affected by insomnia to some extent.
De-prescribing in insomnia often involves transitioning from sleep medications to non-pharmacological strategies, ideally under the guidance of healthcare providers.
Treating insomnia requires a multifaceted approach, and de-prescribing medications often necessitates replacing them with effective non-pharmacological strategies. Collaboration with healthcare providers skilled in sleep disorders is crucial for successful treatment.