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Lying awake at night is no fun. It’s an experience shared nightly by nearly 3 million Americans. But, did you know that you might be inadvertently causing your symptoms?
Insomnia is a persistent disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. Those with insomnia often take 30 minutes or more to fall asleep and may get only six or fewer hours of sleep for three or more nights a week.
But, how could I be causing my own symptoms? Today’s stressful yet sedentary lifestyles are not conductive to good sleep. Below are the top 5 ways you might be creating or making your insomnia worse:
Clearly, lifestyle changes can help some forms of insomnia. However, if you make an effort to stop some of your self-defeating sleep practices and you are still having issues, it's time to talk to a doctor.