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Summary: Help! I Can’t Sleep!

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and includes having difficulty falling asleep, waking often during the night, waking up too early or just feeling that your sleep isn't refreshing.


What Causes Insomnia? And What You Can Do About It.



  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Deep Breathing
  • Meditation
  • Biofeedback



  • Eliminate Noises and Odors
  • Turn Off Lights
  • Safety Concerns


Health Conditions

  • Talk with Doctor
  • Talk with Therapist



  • Adjust Medication Dose with Doctor
  • Reduce Caffeine


Poor Sleep Habit

  • Keep the Same Wake/Sleep Time Daily
  • Cool/Dark Bedroom
  • Relaxing Bedtime Routine
  • No Electronics in Bedroom
  • No Exercise 2 Hours Before Bed

Learn more about insomnia.


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