Getting the Sleep You Need
Although stress, shift work, and age-related sleep disturbances are just some of many factors that can interfere with an individual's ability to obtain sufficient sleep, there are ways to mitigate their effects and get the sleep you need.
Overcoming Factors that Intefere with Sleep
Making behavioral changes that include establishing a consistent sleep/wake schedule, avoiding caffeine late in the day, and limiting your exposure to light at bedtime are just a few things that can help reduce the effects of sleep difficulties. go to this section
You and Your Biological Clock
Irregular schedules and jet lag wreak havoc with the highly synchronized systems that regulate sleep and wake under normal conditions. go to this section
When to Seek Treatment
Identifying the underlying cause of a sleep disturbance is for many the first step in getting the sleep they need. In some cases a visit to a physician will help. go to this section