Harvard Men's Health Watch

Insomnia: Restoring restful sleep

Nearly everyone has spent at least one night lying in bed wishing for sleep. But for many men, it's a nightly struggle. A lucky few get relief from counting sheep, watching late-night movies, or sipping warm milk (or something stronger) — but most people with insomnia need more assistance. Fortunately, lifestyle changes and behavioral treatment can help many sufferers, and medication is available for those who need it.

Normal sleep

Sleep is essential for health, providing rest and restoration for mind and body. But although it's restful, sleep is actually quite complex and busy in its own right.

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