Your passion for healthy living brought you here - let's keep talking!

Sign up for our FREE Healthy Living newsletter to get the latest health news, nutrition tips, special offers, and delicious recipes from Health.com

X

The 11 Kinds of Insomnia

Can't sleep? Here are 11 types of insomnia developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
idiopathic-insomnia

Credit: Corbis

5 of 12

Idiopathic insomnia

Idiopathic insomnia is a lifelong sleep disorder that starts during infancy or childhood and continues into adulthood. This insomnia cannot be explained by other causes. It is not a result of any of the following.

  • Other sleep disorders
  • Medical problems
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Stressful events
  • Medication use
  • Other behaviors
It may result from an imbalance in your body, such as an overactive awakening system and/or an underactive sleep system, but the true cause of this disorder is still unclear.

Next: Insomnia due to a drug or substance

Previous
Next
» View All

De–stress your life, sleep better, and conquer depression with the latest news and insights on mood management, plus special offers.

More Ways to Connect with Health
Advertisement