What is Trouble Sleeping:
A sleep disorder is a condition that frequently impacts your ability to get enough quality sleep. While it’s normal to occasionally experience difficulties sleeping, it’s not normal to regularly have problems getting to sleep at night, to wake up feeling exhausted, or to feel sleepy during the day.
The first step to overcoming a sleep disorder or problem is identifying and carefully tracking your symptoms and sleep patterns. A sleep diary can pinpoint day and nighttime habits that may be contributing to your problems at night. Keeping a record of your sleep patterns and problems will also prove helpful if you eventually need to see a sleep doctor. While some sleep disorders may require a visit to the doctor, you can improve many sleeping problems on your own. Improve your daytime habits Regardless of your sleep problems, sticking to a consistent sleep schedule, getting regular exercise, limiting your intake of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine, and managing stress will translate into better sleep over the long term.