July 7, 2014

Insomnia Is Most Common

1 70 Million Americans Have Sleep Problems

Insomnia - trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or both - affects about 70 million Americans says the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research. Short-term insomnia is common and may be brought on by stress or bad sleeping habits says Safwan Badr, past president, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a sleep expert with Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine, Detroit. He offers these tips to combat the most common causes of short-term insomnia: Keep a consistent bedtime and waking time. Don’t watch TV in bed. Avoid daytime naps. If you can’t fall asleep within 20 to 30 minutes of going to bed, get up and go to another room where you can do low-key activities such as listening to quiet music.

More at Www.USAToday.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Chronic Insomnia Increases Risk of Death in Men

Tags: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Safwan Badr, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, Detroit Medical Center

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