Harvard Men's Health Watch

Learn how to sleep again

The crucial step is addressing physical ailments, behaviors,
and attitudes that disturb slumber.

Do you often wake up at night and can't get back to sleep, and then end up tossing and turning? Are you fatigued the next day? Worse, do you dread the thought of hitting the hay for fear of the nightly struggle to get a good night's sleep?

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 30% of adults say they've had insomnia—the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Women tend to report insomnia more often than men, but sleeplessness is unhealthy and disruptive in both sexes. If your sleeplessness persists for several weeks or more, you may have chronic insomnia.

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