• Insomnia

Why do people get insomnia?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2010-09-22 01:10:52

Best Answer

Whilst stress is a big factor it is linked to a much larger problem in that people are not taking the necessary steps to prepare themselves for a good nights sleep. For example, a lot of people watch TV right up until going to bed which keeps the mind active, and causes more problems when trying to fall asleep.

I would recommend that people take time out to really look hard at what they do when leading up to sleep, especially what I call the pre-sleep routine. Also, take a look at their environment for sleep to see what can be done to improve this.

Examples of some tips from's page include:

- Keeping your bedroom for sleeping, not working or living from.

- Reducing ambient lighting in your dwelling during evenings.

- Choosing the right type of snack before sleep to help you fall asleep (interesting one on Turkey actually).

- Using White Noise to invoke sleep.

AnswerStress is a big factor.

Also, past experiences can cause insomnia. If a person was abused as a child or other related issues, later in life the person may get an "unconscious fear" of that happening again.

2010-09-22 01:10:52
This answer is:
User Avatar

Your Answer


Related Questions

What do eat people for insomnia?

No eating people does not help with insomnia...ive tried that.

If you have insomnia what can you not do?

If you have insomnia it means you can not sleep. People with insomnia will lay down, only to feel wide awake, unable to sleep at all.

Does oxycodone cause insomnia?

In some people oxycodone can cause insomnia. Some people find that when they take it, they go to sleep.

What do people eat during insomnia?

Insomnia doesn't effect your diet, it only stops you from sleeping.

How can people get stressed from their cell phones?

Symptoms- * Fatigue * Insomnia * Depression and insomnia causes High stress

Does exercise cause insomnia?

No, excercise causes people to have more energy. Depression and anxiety causes insomnia

What are the main causes of insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that affects many people around the world. Stress, depression and also jet lag are some of the main causes of insomnia.

Why do they get insomnia?

People get insomnia becuase they are so exicted or worried about something they can't sleep. It can aslo be caused by a sleep disorder.

What are anti-insomnia drugs?

Anti-insomnia drugs are medicines that help people fall asleep or stay asleep.

Who gets insomnia?

people who take drugs or with conditions.

What do people with insomnia do?

They suffer, or find a way to beat it.

What do people with insomnia eat?

There is no special diet that insomniacs have that other people don't have.

Where can I get an insomnia treatment?

Insomnia is a problem for many people. Your doctor can prescribe you a sleeping pill to help get some shut-eye at night. There are also many natural ways that you can help combat insomnia as well.

Is it worrying about insomnia that does the damage not the insomnia?

No worrying about insomnia does not do the damage, the sleep deflict accompanied by it does. However worrying about insomnia can cause what is know as a vicious cycle which basically is the stress cause by worrying about insomnia can cause stress which is a cause for insomnia. Having Insomnia>Sleep Deflict> Worrying about Insomnia> Having Stress> Having Insomnia

What causes insomnia and flashbacks?

normally what causes insomnia and or flashbacks is a tramatic event in your life that some people cant get help for or just are afarid to

What are the different types of insomnia?

There are two types of insomnia: Primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Both of them are almost identical to each other. These two are the main insomnia.

What are the Problems for people who have Aspergers syndrome?

We face the challenges of intolerant people, disorganization and insomnia.

Can Adam young sleep?

He can sleep but not correctly he has a disease called insomnia. Insomnia is the inability to obtain an adequate amount or quality of sleep. The difficulty can be in falling asleep, remaining asleep, or both. People with insomnia do not feel refreshed when they wake up. Insomnia is a common symptom affecting millions of people that may be caused by many conditions, diseases, or circumstances. That is what he based his song "Fireflies" on...

Why can you not sleep?

You may have insomnia. You may have insomnia.

What is the origin of the word 'insomnia'?

It's from the Latin insomnia "want of sleep," from in- "not" + somnus "sleep."

What is a sentence with the word insomnia?

He was given pills for his insomnia.Yet again he had insomnia last night.

What is the prevalence of insomnia in the US?

The prevalence of insomnia is 30% suffer occasionally and 10% experience chronic insomnia.

Why can't I sleep?

You may have insomnia. You may have insomnia.

Is insomnia a symptom of an STD?

Insomnia is not a symptom of an std.

How does krill oil help insomnia?

Krill oil can help insomnia because it relieves certain types of inflammation. Inflammation using causes pain, which can keep people awake.