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Chronic insomnia remains a mystery, concluded a panel of specialists convened by the National Institutes of Health. The panel did find, however, that chronic insomnia is a major health problem, and too many individuals are using unproven therapies, even with treatments available that are effective. The panel's report, "Manifestations and Management of Chronic Insomnia in Adults" found:
The panel recommended a broader range of research into insomnia, reporting that, if researchers understood its underlying cause, they could develop effective treatments.