Sleep and Stress after September 11

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require treatment.

Finally, remember that sleeplessness associated with an acute stressful situation usually improves on its own. Be patient. Go back to your normal life.

-- Dr. Kryger is Director of the Sleep Disorders Centre at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is also a member of the NSF Board of Directors.

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2002 issue of sleepmatters.