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i fall asleep easily but struggle to stay asleep, why is that?

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Dr. Gary Richardson
38 years experience Sleep Medicine
Maintenance insomnia: Sleep maintenance insomnia (the inability to stay asleep) is the most common form of sleep disturbance. There are a long list of potential causes. If your sleep disturbance is associated with difficulty functioning during the day (feeling sleepy or tired), you should explore potential causes. If you feel like alertness and energy are normal, constraining the time you spend in bed may help
Answered on Dec 12, 2015
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