Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by a person having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. A person with insomnia may wake up often during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep. Insomnia will leave a person feeling unrefreshed after awakening and tired throughout the day. Stress is the most common cause of insomnia for people not dealing with a health condition that causes sleeplessness. A frustrating symptom of insomnia is a nagging worry that you may not be able to fall asleep or sleep well through the nights which contributes to the anxiousness that causes insomnia in the first place. At least 50% of adults will experience insomnia on an occasional basis, with more women struggling with this sleep order than men. Older people may also experience insomnia more often than younger people. While insomnia is an exhausting and discouraging chronic sleep disorder to live with, there are lifestyle and behavioral modifications that can help you overcome insomnia and improve your life.

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