Our expert says:
Insomnia can be primary or secondary due to other problems like depression, anxiety or pain. The first step is to go to your doctor for a medical examination to see if there are any specific medical or psychological causes for the insomnia. It helps if you keep a "sleep diary" to show him how much you slept and when.
Things you can do yourself:
Try and avoid stimulants like alcohol and coffee, red bull, coke or other energy drinks.
Try not to watch stimulating TV programmes just before going to bed
Try not to eat too late in the evening
Try to get more exercise or participate in other stress-relieving activities like dancing or yoga.
See also: http://www.4woman.gov/faq/insomnia.htm (not just for women!!)
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