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What is insomnia?

Insomnia is when you have a hard time falling or staying asleep. Common symptoms of insomnia include waking up frequently during the night or waking up early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep.  The lack of sleep can negatively affect your energy, mood, health, work performance, and quality of life.

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