Symptoms of insomnia include problems falling or staying asleep. More than 50 percent of Americans report occasional insomnia, and almost 10 percent report chronic insomnia. Insomnia can lead to sleepiness, fatigue, missing work or school, and depression.
There are many causes of insomnia, including stress, medical conditions, medications, poor sleep habits, or an uncomfortable sleep environment. At the SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center, patients can expect to receive a multidisciplinary approach to their insomnia including nonpharmacologic treatments for the condition, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia.