Which clinical history findings are characteristic of a short, acute sleep disorder in women?

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Short, acute sleep disorder is typically associated with an identifiable cause and almost always can be traced to an acute medical or psychological event. Chronic insomnia often begins as an acute insomnia, which later develops into a chronic condition.

Understanding the patient's coping style and identifying measures that helped in the past may help to identify the cause of the sleep problem.


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