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Unformatted text preview: not seen simply by not obtaining 8 hours of sleep a night. Sorry. In addition to the myth of 8 hours, there are a couple of other reasons many people believe they have insomnia: 1) people frequently overestimate how long it takes to fall asleep. 2) when a person has had problems falling asleep (even if the problems are only imagined), they often spend time laying in bed worrying about not sleeping. Doing this produces anxiety, which in turn, reduces the likelihood that you will fall asleep. As you can see, Insomnia is not a physical problem but a psychological one. So, how do we correct it? the Solution: Sleep Hygiene: a) don't take naps during the day b) try to wake up at the same time each day - helps circadians c) only attempt to sleep when sleepy d) associate bed with sleep...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10