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Diagnosis of Insomnia
- Physical or mental symptoms or problems
- Daily activities
- Work pattern or history
- Sleep patterns
- Psychiatric and medical history
- Medication use
- Travel patterns
- Eating habits
- Recreational substance use (such as alcohol , tobacco , other drugs )
- Excessive fatigue or daytime sleepiness
- Impairment of attention, concentration, or memory
- Impairment in social, occupational, or academic performance
- Moodiness or irritability
- Diminished motivation, energy, or initiative
- Occurrence of frequent errors or accidents at work or while driving
- Presence of tension headaches or gastrointestinal distress from lack of sleep
- Preoccupation with sleep
Insomnia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated July 9, 2012. Accessed August 13, 2012.
Insomnia: quick answers to medical diagnosis and therapy. Access Medicine website. Available at: http://accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aid=3267380 . Accessed November 8, 2009.
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr/index.htm .
National Sleep Foundation. Sleep talk with your doctor. Available at: http://www.sleepfoundation.org/alert/how-talk-your-doctor-about-your-sleep . Accessed February 11, 2009.
Your guide to healthy sleep. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy%5Fsleep.pdf . Accessed February 11, 2009.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 10/2012
- Update Date: 05/11/2013