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Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: 1) difficulty falling asleep 2) waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep 3) waking up too early in the morning unrefreshing sleep Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep. Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause prob...

The benzodiazepines are a class of drugs with hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant properties. Benzodiazepines are often used for short-term relief of severe, disabling anxiety or insomnia. Long-term use can be problematic due to the development of tolerance and dependency. They are believed to act on the GABA receptor GABAA, the activation of which dampens higher neuronal activity. ...


Insomnia as related to Benzodiazepines