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Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics

Sleep medications: When to prescribe and rationale for use

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Richey, SM; Krystal, AD
January 1, 2008

Whereas most people have trouble sleeping from time to time, some have persistent difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and/or do not wake feeling refreshed. Individuals who experience this difficulty and suffer a concomitant decline in their social and occupational functioning or quality of life are given a diagnosis of insomnia.1 Insomnia is estimated to occur in up to 10-20% of the general population and 50% of those who are seen in primary care clinics.2-5 Of all the sleep disorders, insomnia is the most common.2.

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January 1, 2008

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Richey, S. M., & Krystal, A. D. (2008). Sleep medications: When to prescribe and rationale for use. In Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics (pp. 268–280).
Richey, S. M., and A. D. Krystal. “Sleep medications: When to prescribe and rationale for use.” In Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics, 268–80, 2008.
Richey SM, Krystal AD. Sleep medications: When to prescribe and rationale for use. In: Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics. 2008. p. 268–80.
Richey, S. M., and A. D. Krystal. “Sleep medications: When to prescribe and rationale for use.” Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics, 2008, pp. 268–80.
Richey SM, Krystal AD. Sleep medications: When to prescribe and rationale for use. Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics. 2008. p. 268–280.

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January 1, 2008

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268 / 280