Insomnia is a clinical problem that has proved difficult to define. Generally considered to be a complaint or symptom rather than a disorder, insomnia can result from one or more of a multitude of causes. The current nosology of the American Sleep Disorder Association (ASDA) includes over 40 diagnostic classifications that could potentially relate to insomnia complaints; however, the term insomnia actually identifies only a handful of these diagnoses (American Sleep Disorders Association, 1990).


Sleep Latency Total Sleep Time Relaxation Training Disturbed Sleep Nocturnal Sleep 
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  • Mark J. Chambers
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  1. 1.The Sleep Clinic of NevadaLas VegasUSA

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