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What causes acute insomnia?

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The causes can include:

�Major life stress (job loss or change, death of a loved one, divorce, moving)

�Illness

�Emotional or physical discomfort

�Things in their setting -- like noise, light, or extreme temperatures (hot or cold) -- that hamper sleep

�Some medications (such as those for colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma)

�Changes to your sleep schedule (like jet lag or switching from a day to night shift)

From: Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 06, 2019

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 06, 2019

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