Insomnia is considered an inadequate quality or quantity of sleep that then inhibits normal daytime function. Some people have difficulty falling asleep. Other individuals cannot stay asleep and awaken multiple times throughout the night. Yet other people are only able to sleep for a few hours before awakening and are unable to go back to sleep. The condition becomes chronic when the disruption happens three times a week and lasts more than two weeks. Explore the top Harvard recommended methods of reversing the problem.
1) Stimulus Reconditioning
Do not go to bed until drowsy or sleepy. If unable to fall asleep, leave the room and find a relaxing activity that encourages sleeping. Read a book or meditate in subdued light. Avoid bright lights, music, eating or any other action that encourages wakefulness.