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What's the best remedy for insomnia?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cognitive Behavioral

As previously answered start w/ medical evaluation cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation training and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds in an nimh sponsored harvard study with improvements lasting a year or more: http://cpancf.
Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp.

In brief: Cognitive Behavioral

As previously answered start w/ medical evaluation cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation training and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds in an nimh sponsored harvard study with improvements lasting a year or more: http://cpancf.
Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Primary VS secondary

The most important thing to determine is whether the insomnia is primary or secondary (to an underlying psychiatric or medical disorder or medication).
Oftentimes, treating the underlying cause (ex. Depression) will indirectly treat the insomnia. A wide variety of agents are used to treat sleep and individual results vary. There is no "best remedy" and treatment is truly by trial and error.

In brief: Primary VS secondary

The most important thing to determine is whether the insomnia is primary or secondary (to an underlying psychiatric or medical disorder or medication).
Oftentimes, treating the underlying cause (ex. Depression) will indirectly treat the insomnia. A wide variety of agents are used to treat sleep and individual results vary. There is no "best remedy" and treatment is truly by trial and error.
Dr. David Murdock
Dr. David Murdock
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