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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia can sap not only your energy level and mood but also your health, work performance and quality of life.

Symptoms
Insomnia symptoms may include:
0 Difficulty falling asleep at night
0 Waking up during the night
0 Waking up too early
0 Daytime fatigue or sleepiness.
0 Irritability, depression, or anxiety.
0 Poor concentration and focus.

Prevention
Good sleep habits can help prevent insomnia and promote sound sleep:
0 Keep your bedtime and wake time consistent from day to day, including weekends.
0 Stay active — regular activity helps promote a good night’s sleep.
0 Check your medications to see if they may contribute to insomnia.
0 Avoid or limit naps.
0 Avoid or limit caffeine and alcohol, and don’t use nicotine.
0 Avoid large meals and beverages before bedtime.
0 Make your bedroom comfortable for sleep and only use it for sex or sleep.

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