Jun 23, 2024, 01:28 PM IST

8 major causes of insomnia in adults

Pravrajya Suruchi

Stress: Stress related to big life events, like a job loss or change, the death of a loved one, divorce, or moving can keep your mind racing and make it hard to fall asleep.

Irregular Sleep Schedules: Having an inconsistent sleep schedule, such as going to bed and waking up at different times each night, can confuse your body's internal clock and make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Poor Sleep Habits: Certain lifestyle choices can disrupt your sleep. 

Mental Health Disorders: Conditions like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can all interfere with sleep.

Physical Illness and Pain: Chronic pain from conditions like arthritis, back pain, or headaches can make it difficult to get comfortable and sleep soundly.

Medications: Some medications, such as antidepressants, decongestants, and some heart medications, can interfere with sleep.

Neurological Problems: Conditions such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and restless legs syndrome can all affect sleep.

Substance Use: Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can all disrupt sleep. While alcohol may initially make you feel drowsy, it can interfere with sleep quality later in the night.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports