Sleep problems seem to run in families. About 35% of people with insomnia have a family history of insomnia, with the mother being the most commonly affected family member. Still, because so many factors are involved in insomnia, a genetic component is difficult to define.
Many cases of chronic insomnia cases have an emotional or psychological basis. The disorders that most often cause insomnia are:
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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