Do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock?
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, resulting in unrefreshing or non-restorative sleep.
It’s a very common problem, one that takes a toll on your energy, mood, and ability to function during the day.
Chronic insomnia can even contribute to serious health problems.
The good news is that most cases of insomnia can be cured with changes you can make on your own.References:
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