The Role of Eszopiclone in the Treatment of Insomnia


Insomnia is a common and costly sleep disorder with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 33% in the general population. The underlying causes of sleep disorders include numerous medical and psychiatric conditions, medications, irregular sleep-wake cycles, circadian rhythm disorders, restless legs syndrome, and sleep apnea. Chronic insomnia, which affects at least 10% of patients who experience sleep disturbances, has been associated with an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders.