7A26/F51.1 Insufficient sleep syndrome



Insufficient sleep syndrome is a condition where individuals do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. It is often caused by lifestyle choices such as staying up late to study, socialize or watch television, or working late hours. It can also be caused by medical conditions such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, or other sleep disorders.


Diagnosis of insufficient sleep syndrome is based on a patient’s medical history, physical examination, and sleep history. The patient may be asked to keep a sleep diary to track their sleep patterns and also be asked to complete a sleep questionnaire. A doctor may also order a sleep study to assess the patient’s sleep architecture.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis for insufficient sleep syndrome includes other sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, and obstructive sleep apnea. Other conditions such as depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders can also mimic the symptoms of insufficient sleep syndrome.


Treatment for insufficient sleep syndrome typically involves lifestyle changes such as changing sleep habits, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and getting enough exercise. Other treatments may include cognitive behavioral therapy, medications to help improve sleep quality, or the use of sleep aids.


The prognosis for insufficient sleep syndrome is generally good with lifestyle changes and proper treatment. Most people who suffer from this condition are able to achieve good sleep habits and manage their symptoms with lifestyle modifications and medications. However, if the condition is left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications such as obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

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