Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? > Health-in-Motion 10 July 2017 It’s often been suggested that insomnia is a purely psychological problem. It’s often been suggested that insomnia is a purely psychological problem. Recently, however, scientists have been able to demonstrate that this is not the case. Analysing data from over 100,000 people, they were able to identify seven genes associated with an increased risk of the condition. They also noted a genetic relationship with traits like depression and anxiety disorders. According to neuroscientist Anke Hammerschlag, "these characteristics tend to go hand in hand with insomnia. We now know that this is partly due to the shared genetic basis". 0 More: Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health Quick survey: Would you tell your boss about your mental illness? Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer News SEE: 7 gripping facts on surgery Fitness Are women naturally fitter than men? Medical Shhhh! Patients are sleeping Lifestyle #MeToo in SA: This is what victims feel like From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.