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  1. Insomnia

    Insomnia, a type of sleep disorder, affects many people. Learn about potential risk factors, subtypes of insomnia, and treatment options.

  2. Insomnia Solutions

    Treating Insomnia Numerous studies have shown that insomnia impacts up to 30% of the U.S. population. Other areas of the world prevalence rates up to 50%-60%.* The effect of insomnia on overall wellbeing can be severe, leading to depression, lower cognitive ability, and overall poor quality of life. Understanding the signs and symptoms of insomnia […]

  3. Insomnia Information

    Understanding Insomnia Nearly one third of your life is spent in bed. But that time isn’t always well spent. Sleep Foundation is here to help you better understand your own unique sleep challenges, support better sleep habits or if needed, connect you to a licensed sleep professional to assist you in better managing and treating […]

  4. Light Therapy for Insomnia Sufferers

    You know you sleep better when it’s dark, but did you know light — at the right times — can help you sleep better, too? The connection between light and sleep is stronger than you may think. For some people with insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep disorders, light therapy can help relieve their sleep issues. […]

  5. Postpartum Insomnia

    Insomnia is a common problem for pregnant women, especially during their third trimester. Some studies estimate roughly three-quarters of women experience insomnia symptoms during the later stages of their pregnancy. These symptoms include difficulty with both falling and remaining asleep, as well as nighttime awakenings. Unfortunately, these sleep disturbances often continue after the woman has […]

  6. Stress and Insomnia

    2020 has been a stressful year for people in the U.S. According to results from the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America 2020 survey, general stress levels are significantly above average compared to years past. In fact, this year’s respondents reported the highest average stress levels since the survey was first launched in 2007 – […]

  7. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

    Living with insomnia can be a challenge. Fortunately, effective treatments are available that can help people fall asleep faster, stay asleep, and feel more rested during the day. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I or CBTI) is a short, structured, and evidence-based approach to combating the frustrating symptoms of insomnia. How Does CBT-I Work? CBT-I […]

  8. How Meditation Can Treat Insomnia

    Meditation encompasses a variety of mind and body techniques used to promote a state of relaxation. With a long history dating back thousands of years, meditation is now starting to gain popularity in the U.S. and is currently practiced by almost one in six American adults. Researchers are increasingly interested in the potential of meditation […]

  9. What Are the Different Types of Insomnia?

    Not all cases of insomnia are identical. People can be affected by insomnia in different ways, and distinguishing between forms of the condition can be useful for both health professionals and people with insomnia. There are two main types of insomnia: Short-Term Insomnia Also known as acute insomnia or adjustment insomnia, this is a brief […]

  10. Insomnia and Older Adults

    Insomnia is a common sleep disorder characterized by a persistent difficulty to fall or remain asleep despite the opportunity to do so. People with insomnia also experience excessive daytime sleepiness and other cognitive impairments while they are awake that directly stem from sleep loss. People may have sleep-onset insomnia, which causes difficulty falling asleep, or […]