10 Causes of Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia

10 Causes of Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia

Everyone encounters a bad night of sleep now and again. However, frequently waking up in the middle of the night can affect every aspect of your life: your ability to think clearly, your performance at work, your relationships, your mood—even your overall health.

That's why it's so important to work with your doctor and find out what's keeping you up. Read on for 10 common causes of middle-of-the-night insomnia. 

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Medically Reviewed By: McDonough, Brian, MD

Last Annual Review Date: 2012-09-24

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Many people struggle with sleep. About a quarter of all seniors and around 10 percent of the general population have insomnia.