Why distress from insomnia must be addressed
The distress associated with insomnia compounds the condition and must be addressed.
Insomnia is a common problem in general practice, with 13-30% of the adult population in Australia having regular difficulty getting to or staying asleep.1,2
Insomnia has significant consequences, with untreated insomnia leading to an increased risk of developing or exacerbating existing anxiety, depression, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus.3,4
In addition, insomnia places a heavy burden on the economy through impaired work productivity and an increased