In-depth

Causes

Atopic dermatitis (eczema)

Complications

Insomnia

Sleepless nights? Insomnia includes difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep or going back to sleep after you awaken. Insomnia may be temporary or chronic.

March 19, 2016
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