Stress is how you respond to daily life. It can either make you do more or cause you sleep problems. If high levels of stress are left unmanaged for long periods of time, your health and wellbeing will suffer. Not all causes of insomnia and sleep deprivation are related to stress, but most people who are experiencing considerable stress can develop insomnia, without even knowing it! Stress can impact your life in many ways. Losing sleep over something and not getting enough sleep at night, makes your body boosts its levels of stress hormones.