Which disorders should be considered in the differential diagnoses of insomnia?

Updated: Sep 11, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Disorders to consider in the differential diagnosis of insomnia include the following:

  • Central sleep apnea (primary or due to drug or substance)

  • Cheyne-Stokes breathing pattern (associated with heart failure)

  • High-altitude periodic breathing

  • Jet-lag disorder

  • Medication-related insomnia


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