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Insomnia

You may obstinately think that suffer from insomnia and this "subjective thinking" may cause insomnia sometimes. Collect objective data from a sleep test for a few nights can provide you and your doctor a better perspective of the true facts of your sleep problem.

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Estimated 39% prevalence of insomnia among HK adult population

Sufferer of insomnia is 10 times as more likely having clinically significant depression

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Sufferer of insomnia is 17 times as more likely having clinically significant anxiety

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Insomnia

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Insomnia means having difficulty in fallen asleep, waking up too early, or waking intermittently, resulting in insufficient sleep.
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Causes of insomnia include psychological reasons like stress, anxiety and depression. Physically discomfort or pain, and poor sleep habit may also lead to insomnia.
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According to the figures released by the Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry of the University of Hong Kong, 1 in 10 Hong Kong people has chronic insomnia. In addition, according to data from the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection, it is estimated that 6.6% of Hong Kong children suffer from chronic insomnia.
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Chronic insomnia represents a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at least 3 times a week, problem lasting for 3 months or more, and usually affects daily life.
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Learn more about the solutions for insomnia: Earplugs, Blindfold, Light Therapy, Home EEG Sleep Test.
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Download the infographic below to learn more about insomnia. (English version is available)
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Learn more about the impacts & treatment of insomnia

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The information above is for reference only, you should consult your doctor if you have any health concern.

 

References: [1] Wong WS, Fielding R. Prevalence of insomnia among Chinese adults in Hong Kong: a population-based study. J Sleep Res. 2011;20(1 Pt 1):117-126. [2] Taylor DJ, Lichstein KL, Durrence HH, Reidel BW, Bush AJ. Epidemiology of insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Sleep. 2005;28(11):1457-1464. [3] 鍾家輝:〈失眠點去醫〉,香港大學精神醫學系。取自https://www.psychiatry.hku.hk/publichealth_11.html,29-3-2021擷取。[4] Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health. Long and Sleepless Nights. Non-Communicable Diseases Watch. https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/ncd_watch_march_2018.pdf. Published March, 2018.