# 101 Insomnia: Patient Assessment
- September 22, 2014
- Support Groups
Medical College of Wisconsin (EPERC)
Background: Sleep disorders are very common in the general population, the elderly, and in terminally ill patients. Difficulty sleeping causes significant suffering, contributing to fatigue that prevents patients from participating in meaningful daytime activities and decreasing their quality of life. This Fast Fact focuses on the assessment of insomnia; it is the first of a series of three Fast Facts about insomnia (see #104, 105).
Miller M; Arnold R