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How to Overcome Insomnia

Author: Eric Jiang

Editor: Jacklynn Nguyen

Artist: Jiaqi Fan

Are you struggling to go to sleep each night? If you are, you should know you’re not the only one. In fact, approximately 10% to 30% of adults have insomnia. Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have difficulty falling asleep and stay awake through the night. To resolve this issue, the first and most essential step is to acknowledge the causes and impacts of this phenomenon.

Insomnia is the main outcome of anxiety and/or unhealthy habits. The four most common causes include stress, unfitting travel or work schedule, poor sleeping habits, and eating too much in the evening. The impact of insomnia is often far more severe than just tiredness in the early morning. It could produce potential health problems like fatigue, malaise, and other chronic illness to the body. Moreover, insufficient sleep can reduce concentration, impair daily performance, cause irritability a