Stress is one reason sleep problems are skyrocketing, reports TODAY.

“Thanks to the economy, there’s been a big increase in stress, especially in women,” said Alan Lankford, PhD, president and CEO of the Sleep Disorders Center of Georgia. “And stress can have a huge impact on falling and staying asleep.” When you’re mentally keyed up at night, your body pumps out the stress hormone cortisol, which acts like an adrenaline shot that prevents snoozing.