Age: While sleep problems affect all ages, they’re more common in middle and older-age adults. Children have different sleep patterns, resulting in unique pediatric sleep problems.
Gender: Both women and men are impacted by any sleep problem. In general, women are more likely to suffer from insomnia; men are more likely to have sleep apnea.
Weight: The more you weigh, the more likely you are to develop a sleep disorder.
Anatomy: Some people have structural abnormalities in the sinuses, mouth, throat or elsewhere in the upper airway.
Drug or alcohol use: Medications, alcohol or illegal drugs can interfere with normal sleep patterns or the ability to awaken from sleep.
Other medical problems: People who suffer from high blood pressure or depression are also at higher risk.