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What increases my risk for sleep disorders?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Because there are different kinds of sleep disorders with different causes, your risk may be impacted by different factors. Some sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, seem to have a genetic component. This means that if someone in your family sufferers from the disorder, your risk for getting it is increased. With insomnia, many factors can cause you to experience an elevated risk. These include being female, feeling stress, working at night, or having a mental health disorder.

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