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What causes acute insomnia?

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Causes of acute insomnia can include:

  • Significant life stress (job loss or change, death of a loved one, divorce, moving)
  • Illness
  • Emotional or physical discomfort
  • Environmental factors like noise, light, or extreme temperatures (hot or cold) that interfere with sleep
  • Some medications (for example those used to treat colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma) may interfere with sleep
  • Interferences in normal sleep schedule (jet lag or switching from a day to night shift, for example)

From: An Overview of Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

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SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 17, 2017

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