Sleep is important for your physical and emotional health. Sleep
can help you stay healthy by keeping your immune system strong. Getting enough
sleep can help your mood and make you feel less stressed.
all have trouble sleeping sometimes. This can be for many reasons. You may have
trouble sleeping because of
or fatigue. If you feel
anxious or have
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may also have
trouble falling or staying asleep.
Whatever the cause, there are
things you can do.
Your sleeping area and what you
do during the day can affect how well you sleep. Too much noise, light, or
activity in your bedroom can make sleeping harder. Creating a quiet,
comfortable sleeping area can help. Here are some things you can do to sleep
Having an evening routine and a set bedtime will
help your body get used to a sleeping schedule. You may want to ask others in
your household to help you with your routine.
Your habits and activities can affect how well you
sleep. Here are some tips.
If you can't sleep because you are in great pain or have
an injury, or you often feel anxious at night, or you often have bad dreams or
nightmares, talk with your doctor.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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