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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our physicians stay updated on the latest interventions and treatments for insomnia.
  • We provide custom treatment plans based on a patient's insomnia symptoms.
  • Our researchers conduct studies that investigate drug addiction and insomnia, including the connection between sleep difficulties and relapse.

Everyone has trouble sleeping at times, but for some the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep causes a significant decline in performance and functioning during the day and even brings a range of associated health problems. Ten percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

More than a quarter of Americans report occasionally not getting enough sleep. “As big a problem as insomnia is in this country, what we call voluntary sleep restriction – that means people choosing not to get enough sleep – that’s almost worse,” says Peter Thomas Morgan, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. If left untreated, insomnia can worsen into a chronic condition. With treatment, though, there can be relief, and a future of restful and rejuvenating sleep.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.