What Causes Insomnia?

Insomnia can be caused by psychiatric and medical conditions, unhealthy sleep habits, specific substances, and/or certain biological factors. Recently, researchers have begun to think about insomnia as a problem of your brain being unable to stop being awake (your brain has a sleep cycle and a wake cycle—when one is turned on the other is turned …

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Creating a Sleep Haven

Calm. Comfortable. Quiet. This is the type of environment you should cultivate in your bedroom for the best night’s sleep. Keep it cool. Your body temperature naturally drops as you sleep, so cooling down your room will speed up the process of nodding off. It’s different for everyone, but sleep experts recommend setting your thermostat …

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6 Sleep Tips for Insomniacs

Sleep, like diet and regular physical activity, is an important key to your health. Poor sleep can impede performance on the job or at school, slow reaction time while driving, and increase risk for chronic conditions like heart disease. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night, you may have insomnia. …

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