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If an insomniac can't fall asleep, and it's almost 3 am, is it better to just stay awake or just sleep?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Get out of bed!

Do not stay in bed.
Do not read in bed, do not watch tv in bed, do not eat in bed. Your brain needs to associate bed with sleeping . Chronic insomnia needs properly evaluated for a cause, but poor "sleep hygiene" needs corrected asap.

In brief: Get out of bed!

Do not stay in bed.
Do not read in bed, do not watch tv in bed, do not eat in bed. Your brain needs to associate bed with sleeping . Chronic insomnia needs properly evaluated for a cause, but poor "sleep hygiene" needs corrected asap.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. David May
Dentistry

In brief: Sleep

It would be better to get as much sleep as possible.
Get a consult with a sleep physician to see if they can help you with your insomnia.

In brief: Sleep

It would be better to get as much sleep as possible.
Get a consult with a sleep physician to see if they can help you with your insomnia.
Dr. David May
Dr. David May
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