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Primary Insomnia (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

sleeplessness, primary insomnia, insomnia medications, somnambulism, sleepwalking, sleep walking, parasomnias, sleep disorder, sleep disturbance, chronic insomnia, psychophysiological insomnia, learned insomnia, behavioral insomnia, idiopathic insomnia, sleep state misperception, difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakenings, childhood-onset insomnia, sleep diary, sleep log, trouble sleeping

Authors and Editors

Author: Aparna Ranjan, MD
Coauthor: Angela Gentili, MD
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor

Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


McVearry Kelso, Catherine, et al. "Primary Insomnia." Medscape. 8 Nov. 2011.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/8/2015
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