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    Insomnia: Improving Your Sleep

    Insomnia means that you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. It is a common problem. Most people will have sleep problems now and then because of temporary stress, worry, or an irregular schedule. But when you have trouble sleeping for weeks or months, it can lead to health problems. Worrying about it only makes it worse.

    The good news is that if you can change the way you think about sleep, and then make some simple lifestyle changes, you may improve how well you sleep. This topic will give you some tips on how to do just that.

    • Lots of things affect how well you sleep. You can use a sleep journal to help you figure out what helps and also what may get in the way of a good night's sleep.
    • Changing one or more of your habits may improve how well you sleep.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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