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Sleep Disorder Causes and Risk Factors

Sleep problems can stem from a range of things, from age to weight, illness to stress, and more. Identifying what's at the root can help you find a solution.
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A women suffering from insomnia.
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Man snoring and woman annoyed in bed
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect sleep and cause nightmares and insomnia
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Young girl snoring while she sleeps
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Man sleeping in his bed and snoring loudly
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Molecule of Orexin
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A woman hallucinates after waking from sleep
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A woman awake in bed
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Man awake sitting up on edge of bed at night
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Young Man Smoking While Standing Against Wall On Sunny Day
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Woman sleeping with a sleep mask
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A woman sleeping with an apnea mask on
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Man sleeping
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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes dangerous pauses in breathing during sleep.
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Older woman looking anxious in bed
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Smoking cigarettes may contribute to the causes of snoring and sleep apnea and quitting may help.
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A man treats his sleep apnea, a possible cause of sleep-related laryngospasm (illustration)
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Man snores loudly due to position because sleeping on the back can cause snoring
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Sleep paralysis.
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young boy lying in bed with eyes open
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Medications may be needed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) if it causes anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and insomnia
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Effects on Sleep, Anxiety, and Insomnia
A woman in bed awake with insomnia wonders if it is a sign of pregnancy
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Feeling the strain of looming exams
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White roses, alarm clock and water glass on bedside table
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Senior man asleep on couch
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Man sleeping in bed
How Being Overweight or Obese Contributes to Sleep Disorder Risks
Man pinching his neck
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People with dementia do not sleep well due to changes in the brain affecting the circadian rhythm and issues related to institutionalization causing insomnia
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Understanding factors that contribute to insomnia and poor sleep including sleep drive, circadian rhythm, genetics, and other causes can lead to effective treatment
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