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Causes of Insomnia Disorder

Insomnia, a common sleep disorder, can be caused by various factors. Understanding these causes is essential for finding effective solutions to improve sleep quality and overall well-being.

  • 08 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. A person with insomnia has trouble falling asleep or getting good quality sleep. This can lead you to feel groggy during the day, hampering your daily activities like school or work. This can affect your quality of life, so it is important to know the underlying insomnia causes to treat it and get the sleep you need.

What are the Causes of Insomnia Disorder?

The possible reasons for insomnia include:

  • Stress: Being stressed out can lead to insomnia. Common stressors are school, college or work pressure, unhealthy relationships, financial stress, or the loss of a loved one.
  • Gender: Insomnia is more common in women than in men, because of hormonal imbalances or changes that take place during pregnancy and menopause.
  • Brain activity differences: People suffering from insomnia may have a more active brain, which may lead to more chemical activity and result in overthinking which affects a person’s ability to sleep.
  • Medical conditions: Your physical and mental health can affect your sleep cycle. Having some minor injuries like an infection or a chronic condition like acid reflux or Parkinson’s disease may affect your body’s natural sleep and wake clock.
  • Environment or occupation: Sometimes, your surroundings and work timing are the things that cause insomnia. This may include a late night shift, frequent travels to different time zones or noises occurring at night.

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Even if you find yourself frequently struggling with sleeplessness, there are options out there for you that may help tame the frustration. Speak with your doctor about the reasons for insomnia and what might be best suited for you, and start the road towards restful nights!

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