ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z73.81

Behavioral insomnia of childhood

Diagnosis Code Z73.81

ICD-10: Z73.81
Short Description: Behavioral insomnia of childhood
Long Description: Behavioral insomnia of childhood
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z73.81

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Problems related to life management difficulty (Z73)

Information for Patients


Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early

Your doctor will diagnose insomnia based on your medical and sleep histories and a physical exam. He or she also may recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems. Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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