The very things that many insomniacs do to improve their sleep can actually harm their sleep.
Your Genes May Influence Insomnia Risk
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Not getting enough sleep—generally six hours or less a night—has also been linked to a reduced quality of life and health complications such as cardiovascular disease.
Try to stay away from the following stimulants, which can contribute to poor-quality sleep.
Those who end their days with a nightcap can instead use this technique for better sleep.
If you are experiencing these common symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor.