Dealing with insomnia

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Many people suffer from a lack of sleep. It is important to stay on top of this problem because it can lead to other serious medical issues.

Dr. Christopher Marshall is treating insomnia.

Practice good "sleep hygiene": do not nap during the day, no caffeine within at least two hours of bedtime.

Over the counter sleep aids may be tried but alcohol as a sleep aid should be avoided.

If lifestyle changes or over the counter medications do not work, seek medical attention.

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