middle-of-the-night awakening

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middle-of-the-night awakening

Insomnia characterised by a difficulty in returning to sleep once awakened after going to sleep for the night and before getting up at one’s usual time in the morning. MOTN awakening is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue.

Occurs in one-third of the general population at least three nights/week.

Anxiety, obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic pain, pregnancy, toilet needs, depression, bipolar disorder, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, alcohol consumption, menopause, etc.

No medication is consistently effective.
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