• Treatments for Insomnia

    The treatment and management of insomnia depends on its underlying cause. Transient or intermittent insomnia may not need treatment since it lasts only a few days. When treatment is needed, as in chronic insomnia, it may involve lifestyle changes, medicines, and other treatments.
    The first step in treating insomnia is to identify and treat any underlying medical or psychological problems. The ultimate goal is to achieve a normal and restorative pattern of sleep.
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryOther treatmentsComplementary and alternative treatments

    References

    Insomnia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated July 9, 2012. Accessed August 13, 2012.

    National Center on Sleep Disorders Research website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr/index.htm .

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .

    National Sleep Foundation website. Available at: http://www.sleepfoundation.org/ .

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