Insomnia is a symptom of any of several sleep disorders, characterized by an ongoing difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity. Insomnia is a symptom, not a stand-alone diagnosis or a disease.
Although there are several different degrees of insomnia, three types of insomnia have been clearly identified: transient, acute, and chronic.
Transient Insomnia lasts from days to weeks. It can be caused by another disorder, by changes in the sleep environment, by the timing of sleep, severe depression, or by stress.
Acute Insomnia is the inability to consistently sleep well for a period of between three weeks to six months.
Chronic Insomnia lasts for years at a time. It can be caused by another disorder, or it can be a primary disorder. Its effects can vary according to its causes.
If you or someone in your family is suffering from Insomnia, you’re not alone. Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research is conducting a clinical trial for a study medication for Insomnia. If you would like to see if you qualify for this study, complete the form to the right or call 330-493-1118.