What causes insomnia?
There are so many possible factors contributing to
insomnia that a
affected by it sooner or later in their life. The fact that
several of these factors
may exist at the same time makes it harder to diagnose.
The cause of insomnia may be as simple as food we had
for dinner or
jet lag, or it may be a result of underlying disease or
reaction to some prescription
and non-prescription medications.
rhythm interruption, where neurohormone and neurotransmitter
are responsible for the sleep-wake cycle (shift workers), or hormonal
and metabolic changes especially in women (pregnancy, menopause) are
also thought to play
a considerable role.
list of insomnia causes
or psychological disorders:
disorders - sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome
level of melatonin-sleep regulating hormone
in hormones levels (pregnancy, menopause)
sort of physical discomfort
and OTC Medications:
- work schedule
of alcohol and caffeine
heavy or spicy meals before bedtime
herbal supplements like ginseng
In cases when it
is hard to pinpoint the real insomnia causes it may be helpful
keep a diary, where you would write down the time of going to bed and
getting up, how many times you wake up during the night, if you nap
during the day, and if so, when, and all other activities done around
sleep time, meal times and so on.