This is what sleep specialist Dr. Donna Arand told the AASM:
“You should seek help when these three statements all describe your insomnia:
1. The insomnia has lasted more than three weeks.
2. It is not improving.
3. It is interfering with your ability to function during the day.”
“Insomnia is often a typical response to a stressful situation. It should disappear as the stress decreases. But bad sleep habits can develop during the period of stress. This prolongs and establishes the insomnia. It is easier for you to re-establish good sleep if you eliminate these habits early.”
Get more insomnia advice from Dr. Arand on SleepEducation.com.
Get help for insomnia at an AASM-accredited sleep center near you.