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Mental Health Information Centre - Southern Africa

Sleep Disorders

Problems with sleep, particularly insomnia, are common complaints in 10-35% of the general population. Please find more information on sleep disorders below.

Sleep loss tied to emotional reactions

A person’s loss of sleep can be connected to their likelihood of reacting emotionally to a stressful situation.

Shhhhhh! Quiet Zone

Would you ignore the symptoms of a hospital patient with an elevated heart rate and blood pressure, increased sensitivity to […]


What is insomnia? Insomnia is a common health problem that affects roughly one third of the population. It is the […]

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University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
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