Epidemiology of Insomnia

  • Ritu Grewal
  • Karl Doghramji
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Insomnia is a prevalent complaint and often encountered by health care practitioners. It is costly and can cause significant morbidity if not addressed appropriately. Women and the elderly tend to suffer from insomnia more than other groups of the population. Other risk factors include psychosocial stressors, psychiatric and medical problems, low income, unemployment, excessive environmental noise, not having a life partner, and job-related stressors among others.


Prevalence of insomnia Hypnotic use Economic impact Sociodemographic determinants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ritu Grewal
    • 1
  • Karl Doghramji
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Jefferson Sleep Disorders CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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