Tuesday 9th August 2022
    TradeBriefs Editorial

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    I'm Often Wide Awake at 3 A.M. How Do I Get Back to Sleep?

    Sleep experts offer advice on sleeping soundly through the night.

    It's normal to wake up a few times during the night, as the brain cycles through various stages of deeper and lighter sleep. Older people also often have to get out of bed to use the bathroom one or two times during the night. Waking up at night is usually harmless. Most people have no trouble falling back asleep and may not even remember their nighttime awakenings the next morning.

    But if you frequently wake up in the middle of the night and find yourself struggling to fall back asleep, there could be an underlying problem. If this occurs at least three times a week over a period of at least three months, it could be chronic insomnia, said Dr. Kannan Ramar, a sleep medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    Two of the primary drivers of insomnia are stress and anxiety.

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