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2018-07-11 / Features

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Insomnia

No one is a stranger to a poor night’s sleep. But how does a single sleepless night turn into many?

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania sought to understand chronic insomnia by tracking 1,435 adults nationwide for a year. All subjects began as verified good sleepers, but during the course of the study one in four developed insomnia, and 75 percent of those recovered without medical intervention.

While no significant differences were observed along racial, ethnic or gender lines, the data sheds light on the various paths of insomnia development and recovery. This could be lifesaving, given that insomnia heightens the risk of suicide.

Source: University of Pennsylvania

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