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Causes of chronic insomnia include:

  • Irregular sleep schedules
  • Substances that interfere with sleep (alcohol, caffeine, nicotine)
  • Activities that stimulate the brain (playing video games, watching TV) right before bedtime
  • For some people, exercising too close to bed time
  • Using the bedroom for activities other than sleep and sex
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Pain or discomfort at night
  • Poor sleep habits

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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