Many people with insomnia have no trouble getting to sleep initially but they tend to wake up in the night and cannot get back to sleep again. This kind of sleep problem is called “sleep maintenance insomnia” and it is a most frustrating type of insomnia to suffer from.
If you have sleep maintenance insomnia the first thing to do is to eliminate anything you are doing that might be causing your sleep problem. Sleep maintenance insomnia can be caused by smoking or nicotine replacement therapy, by drinking coffee or by a few too many alcoholic beverages. Another, rather surprising cause is insomnia medication. Yes, prescription sleeping pills can actually cause sleep maintenance insomnia!
But if none of this applies and yet you suffer from sleep maintenance insomnia these tips may help you to overcome your insomnia problem.