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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can a neurotransmitter problem in the brain or a chemical imbalance cause insomnia? i have been to the doctor 5 times, i have tried things they told me to help my insomnia. it has been over 3 months and i cannot fall asleep and i keep waking up.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: Excess of certain neurotransmitters can be an issue. Insomnia an have serious causes. Simple measures such as keeping room completely free of electronics can help.

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