Friday, July 25, 2008

14 Reasons You're Not Sleeping

It's estimated that one in 10 adults struggle with chronic insomnia, and one in three occasionally deal with the condition. However, experts say many people have no idea what is keeping them up at night because those who've been dealing with sleep difficulties for long periods of time often forget the initial catalyst or don't realize the extent of their problem

Beyond not recognizing what's wrong, many people also unknowingly learn self-perpetuating behaviors or come up with solutions that hurt more than help.

"When you look at people who are having problems sleeping, a lot of the logical things they are doing to fix the situation actually end up making it worse," says Philip Gehrman, an assistant professor of psychology at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia who treats people with insomnia. Read more

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