Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Here are some of the risk factors for insomnia:

  • Woman: Women experience more insomnia due to the hormonal shifts during the menstrual cycle and menopause. Night sweats and hot flashes are more common during menopause, which disturbs sleep.
  • Above 60 years of Age: Due to changes in the sleep pattern, insomnia increases as a person ages.
  • Mental Health Disorder: Many disorders include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder disrupts sleep. Early morning awakening is another symptom of depression.
  • Stress: Stressful situations can result in temporary insomnia. Even a long lasting major stress, the death of a beloved or a divorce can cause chronic insomnia.
  • Working Night Shifts: Working during the nights or changing shifts can increase your risk of insomnia.
  • Travel Long Distances: Jet lag from traveling in multiple time zones can result in insomnia.