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How to Treat Your Winter Insomnia Symptoms

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 30 percent of adults have insomnia. One in every 10 adults have chronic insomnia.

Some people experience periods insomnia associated with seasonal changes. Winter insomnia may be symptomatic of a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Winter insomnia may also result from the effect of reduced daylight exposure on melatonin levels in humans. Melatonin regulates the body’s circadian rhythm, or “body clock”. The good news winter insomnia is treatable.

Tips to Treat Winter Insomnia

The first step in treating winter insomnia is behavior modification and breaking habits that may contribute to the problem.

Bedtime Tips

Should You See Your Doctor?

You should talk to your doctor if insomnia still persists after you have done all you can at home to promote better sleep. Insomnia can be a symptom of several medical conditions. Your doctor can perform an examination and tests to determine the cause of your insomnia and the appropriate course of treatment.

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