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    Insomnia: Improving your sleep
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Insomnia means that you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. It is a common problem. Most people will have sleep problems now and then because of temporary stress, worry, or an irregular schedule. But when you have trouble sleeping for weeks or months, it can lead to health problems. Worrying about it only makes it worse.

    The good news is that if you can change the way you think about sleep, and then make some simple lifestyle changes, you may improve how well you sleep. This Actionset will give you some tips on how to do just that.
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    canca responded:
    I have tried everything nothing helps me
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to canca's response:
    Keep at it, Canca.

    I had insomnia for many many years and through consistent trial and error and working with my doctor, finally have seen some improvement. But I think that what works for each person is different and often takes multiple approaches.

    And any lifestyle changes have to become very routine over a period of time, I think.

    FYI, I am NOT an expert, just a WebMD moderator who happens to have her own sleep issues.

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