Trouble Sleeping? Rest Assured, There’s Help for You
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Trouble Sleeping? Rest Assured, There’s Help for You

If you're tossing and turning at night, you're not alone. About 50 million American adults complain about their sleep (or lack of it), and more than 100 sleeping disorders have been identified.

Four common problems are insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome.

With apnea you stop breathing briefly many times during the night, and with narcolepsy you have a strong desire to sleep during the day.

Insomnia - trouble falling or staying asleep - can have many causes, but following these simple steps may solve the problem:

  • Keep a regular sleep schedule
  • Set aside enough time for sleep
  • Don't take naps
  • Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool, and quiet
  • Turn off your TV, smartphone and computer a few hours before bedtime
  • Avoid smoking and drinking at night, and midnight snacks
  • Get regular exercise

If you feel you need professional help, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has a Sleep Disorder Center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Call 888.SLP.TBHC (888.757.8242) for an appointment.

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