How to Cope With Insomnia

Insomnia is an extremely common type of sleep disorder, affecting 30–50% of people at some point. The condition is commonly thought to involve an inability to fall asleep, with lots of tossing and turning, and being wracked with anxiety and ruminative thinking. And that is definitely a core aspect of the condition for many sufferers, but it’s worth noting that insomnia can also involve waking up several times during the night (so finding it hard to sleep through the night), waking up early and being unable to go back to sleep, and waking up after an adequate amount of sleep and still feeling tired.

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Originally published at on September 3, 2020.