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Reducing Your Risk of Insomnia

  • Amy Scholten MPH
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Condition InDepth

Reducing Your Risk of Insomnia

Insomnia can happen for many reasons. These include physical, psychological, environmental, and lifestyle issues. Addressing these issues early can help prevent long term insomnia.

Treat Underlying Disease

Long term disease and pain can cause insomnia. Conditions that may disrupt sleep include:

Early treatment oftens lead to improved sleep.


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  • Nicole Meregian, PA
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.