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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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How Screen Light From Devices Affects Your Sleep
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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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Reticular Activating System and Your Sleep
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How Does Smoking Cigarettes Affect Sleep and Insomnia?
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How Frontotemporal Dementia Impacts Sleep
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Anatomy and Function of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
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The Causes and Treatment of PTSD Nightmares
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The Effect Working a Night Shift Has on Sleep Patterns
A woman sleeping with an apnea mask on
The Link Between Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Sleep Apnea
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When Your Breathing Stops in Your Sleep
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes dangerous pauses in breathing during sleep.
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Older woman looking anxious in bed
Why You Normally Wake up in the Middle of the Night
Smoking cigarettes may contribute to the causes of snoring and sleep apnea and quitting may help.
Can Smoking Cigarettes Cause Snoring and Sleep Apnea?
A man treats his sleep apnea, a possible cause of sleep-related laryngospasm (illustration)
Sleep-Related Laryngospasm Causes
Woman sleeping in bed
How Do Allergies and Asthma Affect Sleep?
Man snores loudly due to position because sleeping on the back can cause snoring
How Sleep Position Might Impact Your Snoring
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Impact of Recessed Jaw and Overbite (Retrognathia)
Sleep paralysis.
Sleep Paralysis: Causes and Risk Factors
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young boy lying in bed with eyes open
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Sleep deprivation or insomnia may lead to visual hallucinations
Can Sleep Deprivation or Insomnia Cause Hallucinations?
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A woman in bed awake with insomnia wonders if it is a sign of pregnancy
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Father reading to daughter (5-7) sucking thumb resting arm on father
Behavioral Causes of Insomnia in Children
Senior man asleep on couch
How Do Divided Sleep Periods Affect Sleep Quality?
Man sleeping in bed
How Obesity Affects Your Risk of Sleep Problems
Man pinching his neck
How Does Neck Size Relate to Snoring and Sleep Apnea?
People with dementia do not sleep well due to changes in the brain affecting the circadian rhythm and issues related to institutionalization causing insomnia
Sleep Disruption May Be an Early Sign of Dementia
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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Obstructive sleep apnea contributes to obesity hypoventilation syndrome by increasing carbon dioxide levels in sleep
Causes of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome