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What can cause acute insomnia?

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Causes of acute insomnia include:

  • Major life stress (job loss or change, death of a loved one, divorce, moving)
  • Illness
  • Emotional or physical discomfort
  • Noise, light, or being too hot or too cold while you're trying to sleep
  • Some medications (including certain ones for colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma)
  • Changes to a normal sleep schedule (like jet lag or switching from a day shift to night shift, for example)

From: An Overview of Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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