Risk Factors for Insomnia
- Smoking or using other tobacco products
- Drinking alcohol or beverages containing caffeine in the afternoon or evening
- Exercising close to bedtime
- Following an irregular morning and nighttime schedule
- Working or doing other mentally intense activities right before or after getting into bed
Night Shift Work
Long-range Jet Travel
Poor Sleep Environment
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- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
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