Insomnia is a highly prevalent and debilitating sleep disorder, with prevalence estimates ranging from 10 to 15% in the general population and up to 20-30% in primary care medical settings. Despite its high prevalence and associated morbidity across a host of mental and physical health conditions, insomnia remains underdiagnosed and untreated for the vast majority of insomnia sufferers. The vast majority of insomnia sufferers are rarely, if ever, seen by a specialty-trained provider in CBT-I. Given this, efforts to educate primary care providers and other professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia are critical to meeting the unmet needs of the numerous patients with insomnia who currently remain undiagnosed and untreated, and to provide patients with alternatives to pharmacologic management of their insomnia.
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