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Insomnia is very common and can affect people at any stage in life. It affects up to 10 to 15 out of 100 adults.1 It is more common in women and older people.

One study reported that about 20 out of 100 children has insomnia.2


  1. Fogel J (2003). Behavioral treatments for insomnia in primary care settings. Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal, 3(4).

  2. Archbold KH, et al. (2002). Symptoms of sleep disturbances among children at two general pediatric clinics. Journal of Pediatrics, 140(1): 97–102.

By: Healthwise Staff Last Revised: December 1, 2011
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry

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