Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Disorders

Behaviorally Induced Insufficient Sleep Syndrome

Behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome occurs when we fail to get enough sleep on a night to night basis.  This is reported to occur for various different reasons, ranging from a need to fulfill work, school, or family obligations to problems that are more “behavioral” in nature, such as engaging in nighttime activities (i.e., TV, computer) that interfere with one’s ability to get enough sleep. The chronic sleep deprivation that occurs as part of this disorder usually has an impact on the patient’s daytime functioning. It has been reported that most Americans regularly fail to get a sufficient amount of sleep, and this disorder is far more common in industrialized societies.  Behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome is often treated using behavioral interventions, and in some cases may be treated using medication.
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