Insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors, including lifestyle choices and sleeping routine.
Insomnia is when you aren’t sleeping as you should. That can mean you aren’t sleeping enough; you aren’t sleeping well or you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep. For some people, insomnia is a minor inconvenience. For others, insomnia can be a major disruption. The reasons why insomnia happens can vary just as widely.
Even though experts aren’t entirely sure why insomnia occurs, they do know that a variety of factors may be at play. Some of these elements might be the root reason or they might just be a contributing component. To precisely understand how and why insomnia occurs, more study is required.
5 factors that could cause or contribute include (but aren’t limited to) the following;
Medical issues: Your physical health may have an impact on your sleep. This encompasses both acute ailments like small infections or wounds as well as chronic illnesses like Parkinson’s disease or acid reflux. Circadian rhythm disorders, which interfere with your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle, are additional contributing causes.
Mental health issues: Nearly half of those who suffer from chronic insomnia also struggle with at least one other mental health issue, such as anxiety or depression.
Life conditions: Although they frequently make insomnia worse, stressful or unpleasant life circumstances can also cause it.
Life changes: Temporary or brief adjustments, such as jet lag, sleeping in a strange environment, or getting used to a new work schedule (particularly shift work), are frequent contributors. Sleep can also be impacted by long-term changes, such as moving to a new home.
Your habits and routine: Your sleep habits (also known as sleep hygiene) can contribute to insomnia. That includes whether or not you take naps, when you go to sleep, if and when you consume caffeine, and other habits.
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