Home > 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.
Here are some tips that
may help you sleep more soundly and wake up feeling more refreshed. You might
want to start slowly at first. Pick one thing to change, and see how that
change affects your sleep. After a week or two, try to add another change. As
you make changes, you might want to use a
sleep journal(What is a PDF document?) to figure out what things help you to sleep better and what things
may get in the way of a good night's sleep. Step by step, your sleep should
improve. If it doesn't, talk to your doctor.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofMay 3, 2017
Current as of:
May 3, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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