What are the causes of sleep disorders?

Many causes. There are many types and presentations of sleep disorders, ranging from inability to sleep (insomnia) to disrupted sleep to too much sleep. Excessive worries, medical problems, activity levels and day-night patterns, sleep apnea (sleep breathing problems) are among the common causes. When there is sustained sleep disturbance, daytime function is affected, resulting in fatigue, memory trouble, etc.
Multiple causes: stress, tension, anxiety, depression, RLS, poor sleep hygiene, ruminating, street drugs the list goes on possibly obstructive sleep apnea- breathing or cardiac issues-please consult your PCO or sleep specialist.

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