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Common Causes of Insomnia

Posted in on Jun 7, 2022. Tags:

Insomnia is defined as a sleep disorder in which a person has difficulty falling or staying asleep, even when they have the chance to do so. Insomnia affects many people around the world. In fact, it occurs in 10%-50% of the global population. However, not all types of insomnia are the same. Here you can read about common causes of insomnia and how they may be treated.

Is all Insomnia the same?

No, the symptoms vary for different types of insomnia. There may be different approaches to treat one type of insomnia over another.

Acute Insomnia

This type of insomnia typically occurs because of a specific life circumstance. It might be that you can’t sleep due to an upcoming important event the following day. It can also be due to receiving upsetting news. For most people, a night or two of disrupted or lack of sleep passes without any treatment and they can resume their usual sleeping pattern.

Acute insomnia can also be caused by:

  • Disruptions in your environment, such as noise or blue light
  • Unfamiliar sleep environment, such as a hotel room or a...

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Stress and Sleep: How the two Interact

Posted in on May 10, 2022. Tags: , , ,

Stress can put strain on many aspects of your life and sleep is no exception. At the end of the day, a stressful lifestyle can mean that when you’re trying to relax and fall asleep, stress can keep you up instead.

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Why do People Snore while Sleeping?

Posted in on Sep 27, 2021. Tags:

Snoring is the noisy breathing that happens when air passes through the relaxed tissues in your throat, causing them to vibrate and in turn causing snoring sounds.

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