Sleep is essential for health and well-being. But millions of people don’t get enough, resulting in such problems as daytime sleepiness, poor decision-making, interference with learning and accidents. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps people identify and change their thoughts and behaviors, can help. In fact, according to one study, cognitive-behavioral therapy does a better job of reducing insomnia than sleeping pills.
What You Can Do
Why sleep is important and what happens when you don't get enough
Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep.
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