How do genetics affect insomnia?

I think insomnia runs in my family. I don't have it yet, and I never want to. How likely is it that I will develop insomnia? Are there "triggers" that I can avoid to keep from developing it?

Doctors Answers (1)

Robert C. Jones, M.D.
Answered on: 3/10/2014

This question is so complicated that a short answer will not suffice, nor even an extremely long one. The National Sleep Foundation can give you some guidance on what books/articles to read on this matter.