Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have falling sleeping, staying asleep or waking up much earlier than usual. Insomnia will cause daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, memory issues, and a depressed mood.
People can develop insomnia because of other health issues such as cancer, arthritis, breathing issues or pain related problems. Other times we develop insomnia because we are anxious, worried, stressed, excited or some major life change.
Insomnia can be short-term (acute insomnia) or can last a long time (chronic insomnia). Some people experience bouts of insomnia where they have trouble sleeping for days or weeks followed by restful periods of sleep.
– keep your bedroom cool or cold and dark.
– limit watching TV or using electronics before you sleep.
– if you’re studying stop a few hours before you sleep so your brain can turn off.
– Follow a relaxing bedtime routine to train yourself to go to sleep. You could read a book, listen to music, or take a bath.
– track your sleeping habits to see if there is a pattern.
– If you really can’t sleep get out of bed and go to another room until your sleepy.
– See a therapist who is trained in CBT-Insomnia
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