Our expert says:
This is a very common problem in people who have difficulty sleeping. As you have discovered, the harder you try to sleep, the less it happens.
There are some very effective techniques to help you to sleep naturally, without the use of sleeping tablets, but you will need help from someone who understands these problems.
The other concern is why you are waking up tired. Whoever you see will also have to work out for you whether there is a problem with the quality of your sleep, or is it just an issue with the length of sleep.
The good news is that all these conditions are generally not very difficult to treat - the difficulty is to work out what the basic problems are.
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