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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 7 N1

Sleep, tiredness, lack of energy: heart sink symptoms

Problematic sleep is a widespread issue and insomnia is the commonest complaint. The diagnosis of insomnia requires thorough history-taking and management should always include education about adopting suitable sleep hygiene measures and psycholological approaches before prescribing hypnotic medication. Untreated insomnia frequently becomes chronic, is a risk factor for mood disorders and can prove challenging to treat effectively.

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  • Authors: Dr Natasha Bijlani
  • Keywords: Insomnia, Sleep hygiene, Non-pharmacological strategies, Hypnotics
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