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I have trouble staying asleep even with sleep deprivation. What can I do?

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Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Avoid activity that could be causing you to have trouble sleeping. Avoid napping during the day. Get up and out of bed if you cannot sleep. Relaxation and imagery techniques may help if racing thoughts. See your doctor if problem persists.
Answered on Nov 7, 2014

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