June 2nd, 2005

Insomnia is Sometimes Imagined, According to a British Study

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A study by two experimental psychologists in Britain reveals that insomnia is sometimes imagined, a finding that may lead to new ways of treating a disorder that causes economic and ergonomic havoc.

A study cited in Industrial Health in 2005 found insomniacs in the United States have an average monthly sick absence rate that is 1.4 times greater than people without sleep troubles. And figures from the US National Commission on Sleep Disorders suggest insomnia in the workplace costs the US economy between $92 and $107.5 billion a year in absenteeism and workplace disability, lost productivity, mistakes, and accidents. In the United Kingdom that figure was put at



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