a type of insomnia wherein the person continually wakes up extremely early, feeling unrefreshed, and cannot fall back asleep. It is a typical indication of a major depressive episode.

TERMINAL INSOMNIA: "Terminal insomnia is quite distressing, sometimes not responsive to medication, and can cause many other ailments."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TERMINAL INSOMNIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/terminal-insomnia/ (accessed October 15, 2021).