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Living With...Insomnia

About Insomnia

Insomnia is when you have a hard time falling or staying asleep. It can make it hard to function during the day. Insomnia can cause problems at work or school, and with relationships. But insomnia can be treated.


Relaxation methods and a keeping a sleep diary are useful tools for dealing with insomnia. Learn more about the many ways to relax your body and mind. And how a sleep diary can help you find out more about your sleep.


Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a way to treat someone who has insomnia. CBT-I can help you change problem thoughts and habits. It can help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and feel better during the day.

Military Concerns

It’s common to have insomnia after coming home from deployment. You may have trouble winding down at night. Or you may have nightmares after being in a combat zone. Learn what you can do to help.

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