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Insomnia, trouble sleeping, and complementary and alternative medicine: Analysis of the 2002 national health interview survey data.
Arch Intern Med. 2006 Sep 18; 166(16):1775-82.AI

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Insomnia and other disorders that result in trouble sleeping are common in the United States and are often associated with chronic health conditions. Some individuals with insomnia or trouble sleeping use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to treat their condition, but the prevalence of such use and the most common types of CAM therapies selected are not known.

METHODS

Prevalence of insomnia or trouble sleeping and of CAM use for treating such conditions was examined using the 2002 National Health Interview Survey. Logistic regression was used to examine associations between insomnia or trouble sleeping, comorbid conditions, and use of CAM treatments.

RESULTS

The 12-month prevalence rate of insomnia or trouble sleeping was 17.4%. There was a strong positive association between adults who reported having insomnia or trouble sleeping and adults who reported 4 of 5 common conditions: obesity (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 1.15; 99% confidence interval [CI], 1.01-1.31), hypertension (OR, 1.32; 99% CI, 1.16-1.51), congestive heart failure (OR, 2.24; 99% CI, 1.60-3.14), and anxiety or depression (OR, 5.64; 99% CI, 5.07-6.29). Of those with insomnia or trouble sleeping, 4.5% used some form of CAM therapy to treat their condition.

CONCLUSIONS

According to the National Health Interview Survey analysis, over 1.6 million civilian, noninstitutionalized adult US citizens use CAM to treat insomnia or trouble sleeping. The details of this analysis will serve as a guide for future research on CAM therapies for sleep disorders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892-5475, USA. pearsonn@mail.nih.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16983058

Citation

Pearson, Nancy J., et al. "Insomnia, Trouble Sleeping, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Analysis of the 2002 National Health Interview Survey Data." Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 166, no. 16, 2006, pp. 1775-82.
Pearson NJ, Johnson LL, Nahin RL. Insomnia, trouble sleeping, and complementary and alternative medicine: Analysis of the 2002 national health interview survey data. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(16):1775-82.
Pearson, N. J., Johnson, L. L., & Nahin, R. L. (2006). Insomnia, trouble sleeping, and complementary and alternative medicine: Analysis of the 2002 national health interview survey data. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166(16), 1775-82.
Pearson NJ, Johnson LL, Nahin RL. Insomnia, Trouble Sleeping, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Analysis of the 2002 National Health Interview Survey Data. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Sep 18;166(16):1775-82. PubMed PMID: 16983058.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Insomnia, trouble sleeping, and complementary and alternative medicine: Analysis of the 2002 national health interview survey data. AU - Pearson,Nancy J, AU - Johnson,Laura Lee, AU - Nahin,Richard L, PY - 2006/9/20/pubmed PY - 2006/10/13/medline PY - 2006/9/20/entrez SP - 1775 EP - 82 JF - Archives of internal medicine JO - Arch Intern Med VL - 166 IS - 16 N2 - BACKGROUND: Insomnia and other disorders that result in trouble sleeping are common in the United States and are often associated with chronic health conditions. Some individuals with insomnia or trouble sleeping use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to treat their condition, but the prevalence of such use and the most common types of CAM therapies selected are not known. METHODS: Prevalence of insomnia or trouble sleeping and of CAM use for treating such conditions was examined using the 2002 National Health Interview Survey. Logistic regression was used to examine associations between insomnia or trouble sleeping, comorbid conditions, and use of CAM treatments. RESULTS: The 12-month prevalence rate of insomnia or trouble sleeping was 17.4%. There was a strong positive association between adults who reported having insomnia or trouble sleeping and adults who reported 4 of 5 common conditions: obesity (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 1.15; 99% confidence interval [CI], 1.01-1.31), hypertension (OR, 1.32; 99% CI, 1.16-1.51), congestive heart failure (OR, 2.24; 99% CI, 1.60-3.14), and anxiety or depression (OR, 5.64; 99% CI, 5.07-6.29). Of those with insomnia or trouble sleeping, 4.5% used some form of CAM therapy to treat their condition. CONCLUSIONS: According to the National Health Interview Survey analysis, over 1.6 million civilian, noninstitutionalized adult US citizens use CAM to treat insomnia or trouble sleeping. The details of this analysis will serve as a guide for future research on CAM therapies for sleep disorders. SN - 0003-9926 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16983058/Insomnia_trouble_sleeping_and_complementary_and_alternative_medicine:_Analysis_of_the_2002_national_health_interview_survey_data_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/10.1001/archinte.166.16.1775 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -