6 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster Without Melatonin Pills

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6 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster Without Melatonin Pills

Sleep is crucial for your overall health and well-being but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 25 percent of American adults have reported inadequate sleep for at least 15 out of every 30 days. In addition, an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea. If you aren’t getting the quality sleep you need or want to improve your sleep naturally, dietary and lifestyle changes can go a long way in helping you reach your goals. Clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Breus and Dr. Camilo Ruiz, a board-certified internist specializing in sleep medicine, shared their pill-free recommendations for anyone looking to get more rest and relaxation.

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When to See a Sleep Specialist

If you feel you’re not getting sufficient restorative sleep, experience sleepiness during the day, snore or move excessively while asleep, or get regular complaints from your sleep partner, it may be time to consult with a sleep specialist about your concerns. Individuals with heart conditions, such as atrial fibrillation (A-fib) or congestive heart failure may also want to consider visiting a specialist to address sleep-related breathing problems. Visit the American Academy of Sleep Medicine website to find more information and locate a specialist near you.

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