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Causes of Difficulty falling asleep

This section discusses 33 medical conditions causing Difficulty falling asleep. A simple discussion of these causes with additional information is below.

Common Causes: Difficulty falling asleep

Some of the possible common medical causes of Difficulty falling asleep may include:

Other Causes: Difficulty falling asleep

Some of the less common causes of Difficulty falling asleep may include:

  • Grief
  • Illicit street drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine
  • Jet lag
  • Lack of exposure to bright light or sunlight
  • Medications, such as too much thyroid medicine, ephedrine, phenylpropanolamine,theophylline derivatives, and others
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Shift work
  • Sleeping too much during the day
  • Stimulants taken in the evening, including nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, or food
  • Stress and worrying
  • Suddenly stopping a medication (such as sleeping pills or sedatives)
  • Too much stimulation at bedtime
  • Wake-sleep pattern disturbances

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep:

The following list of conditions have 'Difficulty falling asleep' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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List of 33 causes of Difficulty falling asleep

This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Difficulty falling asleep in our database from various sources.

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