Who is affected by insomnia?

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Mar 27, 2012

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Who is affected by insomniaInsomnia is a common problem and it can affect anyone. Read to know more on who is affected by insomnia.

  • Insomnia can affect any age group be it adults, elderly and even children. About 20 to 40% of all adults experience insomnia during a year time.
  • Women are more commonly affected by insomnia as compared to men .
  • Prevalence of insomnia increases with age i.e. insomnia is more common in older people. You are more likely to experience insomnia if you have a family history of insomnia.
  • Insomnia occurs more often in people from lower socio-economic (income) groups.
  • People who are substance dependent such as on alcohol or drugs, people with mental health disorders are more often affected by insomnia. About 90% of people with depression suffer from insomnia.




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