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Sleep disorders, can fall asleep but waking up in the night again, less sleep. Is chronic insomnia curable?

18 year old female. couldn t sleep well for over a month.i had no trouble falling sleep but always wake up at around 1 and find it hard to fall asleep again.i just graduated from senior high and had no pressure.the only thing i m afraid of is sleeping itself. will i die if i only have 4~5 hours sleep every day? is it true that chronic insomnia can not be cured entirely?i don t wanna take medicine.i m terribly afraid of it.what can i do?plz help me.
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Dear 546170464
First things first. Surely you will not die if you are able to sleep for 4-5 hrs per day. What you have is acute insomnia. These may because of stress or change in sleeping conditions. You should avoid any stimulating activities at night, avoid caffeinated drinks post evening, go to bed only when you are sleepy , do relaxation exercises, read a relaxing book before retiring to bed (mind you let it not be a thriller) and not worry about inability to sleep. Try maintaining a good regular sleep hygiene. That will help you.
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