03/30/2013 10:34 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Not To Do When You Have Insomnia

By Jennifer Acosta Scott

It happens to everyone -- you've had a full day and feel tired, but when your head hits the pillow, sleep refuses to come. Occasional sleeplessness is a common occurrence. About 30 to 40 percent of adults report having symptoms of insomnia within a given year. But you can take charge of your sleep by eliminating some of the bad habits that may be keeping you awake and restless.

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Read on to find out about six essential sleep "don'ts."

The "Don'ts" Of Insomnia

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