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What is the cure for insomnia?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene.
The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use.

In brief: Depends

Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene.
The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many answers

Insomnia when severe is rarely cured.
Some sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can be treated with breathing apparatus that significantly improve sleep quality and perhaps might be considered a "cure." some forms of insomnia are "cured." when their underlying disease is treated, successfully such as severe depression. A very complex question to answer, indeed.

In brief: Many answers

Insomnia when severe is rarely cured.
Some sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can be treated with breathing apparatus that significantly improve sleep quality and perhaps might be considered a "cure." some forms of insomnia are "cured." when their underlying disease is treated, successfully such as severe depression. A very complex question to answer, indeed.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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