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 Sex Can you masturbate too much? Medical What is the deadly Nipah virus? News #Health24 ICYMI: Haemorrhoid cream for puffy eyes; 15-year-old getting nude pics; and how many people smoke around the world Lifestyle These are the 6 best tips to stay super healthy during flu season Toddler miraculously survives after being born with brain outside skull News Woman left paralysed after completing half-marathon From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.