7 Surprisingly Common Sleep Problems That May Be Health Issues

By Jordan Bissell, 6/25/19

People who have trouble sleeping can sometimes obsess about getting a solid night’s sleep. “Some people with insomnia think about sleep as much as 10 times more per day than the average person,” Dr. Alex Dimitriu, MD, double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tells Bustle. “Obsessing about sleep all day and often all night does make things worse,” he says. Instead of spending so much time and energy trying to force yourself, do your best not to get flustered. If you’ve been in bed for about 20 minutes but can’t drift off, get out of bed and read a peaceful book or meditate, Dimitriu says.

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