An interesting study recently revealed an exorbitant amount of money is being spent on an annual basis for insomnia. Specifically, it has been estimated that as a nation, we spend approximately fourteen billion dollars a year on the direct costs of insomnia. This includes treatment, healthcare services, hospital and nursing home care. Insomnia represents a significant problem in the long-term care industry, in that multiple health issues arise from the inadequate sleep patterns that many nursing home residents suffer from. It is imperative for family members to work closely with nursing home personnel to address this important health issue.