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Insomnia and AIDS

Transient Insomnia is the most common form of insomnia, and it is often caused by to factors such as stress, attempting to sleep in a new place, changes in time zones, or changing bedtimes due to insomnia, sleep, insomnea, sleep disorder, sleep apnea, sleeplessness, insomia, AIDS

Chronic Insomnia is commonly sleeplessness caused by depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse.

Medical Disorders can cause insomnia because of pain, nausea, dyspnea, cough, gastroesophageal reflux, sleep apnea, and myoclonus.

Drugs Associated with Insomnia. Antihypertensives, caffeine, diuretics, oral contraceptives, phenytoin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, protriptyline (Vivactil), corticosteroids, stimulants, theophylline, thyroid hormone.

Psychiatric Illnesses Associated with Insomnia

Depression is the most common psychiatric diagnosis associated with insomnia. Depression often develops in of patients with chronic insomnia.

Chronic Anxiety. 10% of chronic insomnia is secondary to generalized anxiety or panic disorder. Chronic use of long-acting benzodiazepines may be indicated for these

Behavioral Management of Insomnia

The patient should go to bed only when

The bed should be used for sleeping only. Reading, watching TV, or eating in bed should be

If unable to sleep, the patient should move to another room, stay up until sleepy, then

The patient should set the alarm and

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