Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Traditional healer makes history by opening traditional hospital Medical Cape Town woman receives benchmark pacemaker Medical When is constipation a medical emergency? Medical How often should you eat fish to ward off heart disease? Medical 7 ways to keep your liver healthy Medical Baby teeth give clues to origins of autism From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash! Live healthier Living with sinusitis » 7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe Are you using the correct treatment for your sinusitis? How your mucus can be a guide to sinusitis treatment Suffering from chronic sinusitis? Your mucus might help identify the most effective treatment. Sleep better » Most physical activities help you sleep better 10 tips for better sleep 10 reasons you may have insomnia and how fix it Here are 10 reasons why you may have insomnia – along with possible ways to solve the problem.