Can staying up late every night develop insomnia?
I have been drinking a 6 hour power shot at 11:30 each night for about a week. I go to sleep at 3-4. If I continue staying up late, will insomnia develop? I'm studying and doing homework for school, but I need to know if I have a chance of developing insomnia due to my need for studying and staying up late.
Causes of Secondary Insomnia
Secondary insomnia is often a symptom of an emotional, neurological, or other medical disorder, or of another sleep disorder.
The emotional disorders that can cause secondary insomnia include depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are examples of common neurological disorders that can cause secondary insomnia.
A number of other diseases and conditions can cause secondary insomnia, including:
Conditions that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis and headache disorders
Conditions that cause difficulty breathing, such as asthma or heart failure
Gastrointestinal disorders, such as heartburn
Sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome, also can cause secondary insomnia. In addition, secondary insomnia can be a side-effect of certain medicines or commonly used substances, including:
Caffeine or other stimulants
Tobacco or other products with nicotine
Alcohol or other sedatives
Certain asthma medicines (for example, theophylline) and some allergy and cold medicines
Beta blockers (medicines used to treat heart conditions)
Causes of Primary Insomnia
Primary insomnia is not due to another medical or emotional condition and typically occurs for periods of at least 1 month. Whether some people are born with a greater chance of having insomnia is not clear yet. A number of life changes can trigger primary insomnia, including:
Major or long-lasting stress and emotional upset
Travel or other factors such as work schedules that disrupt your sleep routine
Even after these causes go away, the insomnia might stay. Trouble sleeping may persist because of habits formed to deal with the lack of sleep. These habits include taking naps, worrying about sleep, or going to bed early.