Causes and Symptoms of Insomnia

Causes of insomnia

There are many possible causes of insomnia including

  • Response to Stress E.g  Physical, Emotional, or Environmental
  • Mental Health Problems E.g  Anxiety, Depression
  • Underlying physical conditions E.g   Heart disease, respiratory disease, hormone problems, joint problems, genitourinary problems, sleep disorders and chronic pain
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse
  • Some Medication side effects E.g  Antideppressants, Beta Blockers, NSAIDs

causes of insomnia

Symptoms of insomnia


  • lying awake a long time before getting off to sleep
  • waking several times during the night
  • waking early
  • poor concentration and function during the day
  • being irritable

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