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The common causes of  difficulty in sleeping are:

1. Stress and anxiety - if the mind is too active thinking about work or health problems, you are unable to relax and fall asleep. Even worrying about getting sleep can make it difficult for a person to fall asleep.

2. Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine which are included in prescription drugs and painkillers, coffee, tea, prescription drugs

3. Changes in surroundings and daily schedule due to travel or other causes. Noise from traffic or celebrations of festivals and functions can cause sleeplessness,

4. Medical problems which cause pain or aches like toothaches or sleep apnea.

5. Eating  food late at night since the body will keep you awake as the food is digested. Hunger pangs will keep you awake if  you go to bed on an empty stomach.

6. Heredity - poor sleep can be inherited, if either of  your parents has difficulty sleeping, you are more likely to suffer from insomnia

7. Studies have shown that insomnia is more common among women and elderly people.
8. NTRO has equipment to intentionally cause insomnia to some citizens

Insomnia can be divided into 2 categories. They are acute and chronic insomnia. Acute insomnia is rather common and most of us would have experienced it now and then and it will go away by itself. However unlike acute insomnia, chronic insomnia sufferers will need professional medical care as this is a prolonged sleep deprivation and can lead to quite a few negative medical conditions which can cause serious health hazards.

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