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What Causes Chronic or Long-Term Insomnia?
The majority of causes of chronic or long-term insomnia are usually linked to an underlying psychiatric or physiologic (medical health) condition.
What Are Mental Health Causes of Insomnia?
The most common mental health problems that may lead to insomnia include:
Insomnia may be an indicator of depression. Many people will have insomnia during the acute phases of a mental illness. As mentioned earlier, depression and anxiety are strongly associated with insomnia and are the most common causes of sleeplessness.
What Are Physical Health Causes of Insomnia?
Physical health causes vary from circadian rhythm disorders (disturbance of the biological clock) and sleep-wake imbalance, to a variety of medical conditions. The following are the most common medical conditions that trigger insomnia:
What Medications Cause Insomnia?
The side effects of certain medications include insomnia, including:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/25/2016
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