The Global News and CKNW Health Series is tackling the issues of sleep and stress, including this program about insomnia.

Dr. Karen Jensen, a retired Naturopath and author of “Women’s Health Matters: The Influence of Gender on Disease”, says insomnia affects all ages, and that approximately 45 per cent of people have some sort of sleep disorder — whether they’re staying up, or they’re not able to sleep for some other reason.

“From my experience, I think the underlying cause of most of it is stress, the stress hormones.”

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