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an inability to sleep

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We think this model has clear potential to help us learn more about the causes of insomnia and someday develop ways to test for or treat them in the clinic," he added.
Initial assessment should focus on identifying and treating, if present, any secondary causes of insomnia.
Apart from poor sleep habits, Brandes noted, major causes of insomnia seem to be psychological distress, such as that seen with anxiety and depression.
The underlying causes of insomnia must be evaluated prior to determining any treatment plan.
RLS remains underdiagnosed and untreated, even though it is one of the most common causes of insomnia, affecting 5%-10% of adults in primary care practices and an even higher proportion of specific populations.
Causes of insomnia can include depression, anxiety, pain and other medical conditions, as well as environmental factors such as jet lag or shift work.
Commenting on the condition he dubbed "Sunday night fever", a spokesman for the internet site, which was developed in association with the Scottish Tourist Board, said: "Stress is one of the biggest causes of insomnia.
This can be a useful guide to well-directed laboratory studies that may yield valuable information about endocrine, cardiovascular, neurologic and respiratory causes of insomnia.
Whatever the causes of insomnia, a study conducted last year by Prof Ian Hindmarch at Surrey University reveals that two in ten people say they suffer from severe lack of sleep.
There are many causes of insomnia - disease, a snoring partner, shiftwork, stress or grief, some of the more serious mental disorders like depression and schizophrenia, nicotine, caffeine and alcohol, and various prescription drugs are the most common ones.