Insomnia is different than occasionally having trouble sleeping. If you frequently can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep, or don't get enough sleep to be rested, you may have insomnia. Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, some targeted therapy medicines, and some pain medicines may contribute to insomnia.
If you're having trouble sleeping, talk to your doctor about techniques to help you relax. Your doctor can tell you if a prescription or over-the-counter sleeping aid may be right for you. Certain complementary and holistic medicine techniques such as massage, meditation, and yoga may help you relax so you can have more restful sleep.
Exercise; avoiding alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine; and setting up a regular time to go to bed and wake up also may help you relax and fall asleep more easily.
Learn more about insomnia.
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