Insomnia ranks right below the common cold, stomach disorders, and headaches as the most common reasons people seek a doctor's help. The CDC reports that more than 25% of Americans say they don't get an adequate amount of sleep and 10% experience chronic insomnia.
10 sleep tips from top researchers
At one time, doctors might have automatically prescribed a pill or two to ease you into dreamland, but that isn't always the case today. Researchers and doctors are learning more about sleep each year, broadening their knowledge of how to deal with its related problems.
Indeed, behavioral treatments are often most effective. There are also quite a few commonsense approaches you can use to try to correct the problem yourself. It may take just one therapy, or it may take a combination. In any case, the key to success is discipline. As Michael Stevenson, PhD, says, "sleep is a natural physiological phenomenon, but it's also a learned behavior."
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