This is a sleep disorder characterized by trouble staying asleep or falling asleep.
Cause of Insomnia
- Medications such as antidepressants, opioids, stimulants, steroids
- Environmental such as noise, light, or temperature
- Health conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and thyroid disorders
- Lifestyle choices including alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco use
Callondoc recommends treating chronic insomnia that persists despite appropriate identification and management of precipitating factors.