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Evaluation Of Insomnia : How To Remember Easily ?

  • E – Evaluating the complaint of poor sleep
  • V – Various difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep
  • A – Affected individuals dissatisfied with their sleep
  • L – Leading to impairment in work, school, and social situations
  • U – Unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, decreased mood, irritability, malaise, and cognitive impairment
  • A – Acute or short-term insomnia affecting over 30% of adults
  • T – Triggered by major life events, illness, loss, occupation change, medications, or substance abuse
  • I – Insomnia leading to maladaptive behaviors like increased nocturnal light exposure or clock-checking
  • O – Onset in adulthood, but predisposing factors and lighter sleep may exist before insomnia
  • N – Notable activation of brain areas during sleep that are typically active during wakefulness
  • O – Objective assessment through polysomnogram rarely used, subjective report sufficient
  • F – Fast (beta) activity in EEG during sleep, normally present only during wakefulness
  • I – Inadequate sleep latencies and difficulties falling asleep during the day on the MSLT
  • N – Numerous factors contributing to insomnia, requiring careful history assessment
  • S – Sleep hygiene practices and behaviors affecting sleep quality
  • O – Other psychiatric conditions often associated with insomnia
  • M – Medications and drugs of abuse impacting sleep
  • N – Numerous medical conditions disrupting sleep
  • I – Insomnia prevalent in neurologic disorders, such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease
  • A – Awareness of fatal familial insomnia as a rare neurodegenerative condition


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