Is Insomnia Causing Your Dark Circles?

Most people associate dark circles and eye bags with a lack of sleep. Learn about the other reasons for them, too, plus beauty remedies that can help.

It’s bad enough to feel tired after a lack of sleep, but having dark circles under your eyes doubles your frustration.

Dark areas under the eyes are often thought of as being caused by lack of sleep, says Susan Van Dyke, MD, a dermatologist with Van Dyke Laser and Skin in Paradise Valley, ...

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Insomnia

Insomnia is lack of sleep or the inability to fall asleep. It is probably one of the most common complaints a person brings to the medical visit. Insomnia can be acute (lasting just a few days) or chronic (happens all the time or most of the time). The most common reasons for insomnia are stress, certain medications, and stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine. Treatments include medications and/or various suggestions by the doctor on better sleep techniques.

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Tips for Beating Insomnia

Falling asleep is as important to your health as exercise and a sensible diet. Here are some ways to avoid insomnia and put those sleepless nights to bed.

If you’ve ever spent what feels like hours tossing and turning during the night, you’re not alone: Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint among Americans. In any given year, 30 to 40 percent of adults report at least a temporary problem falling asleep.

There are a few definitions of insomnia, including trouble falling ...

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Insomnia Defined

Forget counting sheep: Scientific insights offer help in getting a good night’s rest and avoiding insomnia.

Categorizing Insomnia

Doctors can categorize insomnia in two ways — what causes the disease and how condition lasts. Categorizing insomnia by its cause includes:

Categorizing insomnia by the duration of the condition includes:

Keep Track of Your Sleep History

If you are having trouble sleeping, a health care provider probably will look first for distractions that can interfere with rest, like light and noise. A bedroom should be cool, ...

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