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Why Do We Wake Up at Night?

Are you tired of waking up multiple times in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep? Do you find yourself tossing and turning for hours before finally dozing off? If so, you may be experiencing insomnia.

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, anxiety, depression, poor sleep habits, and medical conditions. Regardless of the cause, it can be frustrating and exhausting to deal with. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to combat insomnia and improve your sleep quality.

Here are some tips to help you overcome frequent waking:

  1. Minimize nighttime bathroom breaks.
    1. There are many reasons for excessive nighttime urination, such as diabetes, apnea, an enlarged prostate, caffeine and Pavlovian conditioning.
  1. Get used to a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine if you have sleep apnea.
  2. Relax hypervigilance to sleep better.

By establishing a consistent sleep routine, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, avoiding stimulants, exercising regularly, and creating a sleep-conducive environment, you can improve the quality of your sleep and overcome frequent waking and insomnia.

Click here to see the full scientific article from The Washington Post.

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