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Am I an insomniac because occasionally I have difficulty sleeping?
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Dr. Joseph Boland
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Not quite
Most people have occasional difficulty sleeping, especially when stressed or worrying about things.
An insomniac has a prolonged and abnormal inability to obtain adequate sleep. Even though you may not meet the criteria for an insomniac, there are many effective strategies you can learn to help you fall asleep more easily.

In brief: Not quite
Most people have occasional difficulty sleeping, especially when stressed or worrying about things.
An insomniac has a prolonged and abnormal inability to obtain adequate sleep. Even though you may not meet the criteria for an insomniac, there are many effective strategies you can learn to help you fall asleep more easily.
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