Lying in bed, longing for sleep that does not come. The body searches and searches for a comfortable position as the mind worries about being tired, “out of it”, and unproductive tomorrow. One in eight adults suffers from chronic insomnia, and many more have occasional sleep problems.
Insomnia is torturous but quite treatable. For some, insomnia is cured simply by a change of diet and sleep related habits. Click below for a list of tips on sleeping welling. For others, insomnia is caused by psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and PTSD. In these situations, it is most helpful to also work on the underlying problem. If you do not know what is causing your insomnia, it may be helpful to talk with a psychologist about it. Insomnia can also have medical causes, so if you have ruled out other causes, it would be useful to consult about it with your primary care physician.