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.
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.
Depends on the cause. There are many causes to insomnia. Indeed, insomnia is mostly a symptom, but sometimes a primary disease. The key is figuring out the cause and then treating that. In the mean time, work on your sleep hygiene. Here's a good link to get you started. Http://www. Stanford. Edu/~dement/howto. Html.
Treatment vs. Cure. What is the cause of insomnia? How long has it been a problem? What type of sleep issues does one have, can't fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up early & can't get back to sleep? - that's likely depression. Can't sleep all? - may be bipolar issues. Irritable restless sleep? - toxic on medications or street drugs? Treatment is specific for each diagnosis. Then insomnia may be cured.
Insomnia Problems. Many factors can contribute to insomnia; here are a few: low progesterone, low blood sugar causing release of adrenaline, low levels of melatonin, excessive neuroexititoxic items (like aspartame, nitrates, nitrites, msg, fried foods) in your diet. Stimulants (like coffee) too much light exposure late in the day. Not enough natural light exposure early in the day. Lack of darkness at night.
Let sleep happen. There is no simple answer to this question because insomnia has many causes. But, sleep hygiene is helpful to everyone. Please take a look: http://www. Sleepfoundation. Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene.
See below. Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:).
No single cure! So much depends on the details of your case. There are some types that may have relatively clear solutions and others that won't. Some are related to other illnesses or to medications. Some are situational. Consider a Sleep Program to fully diagnose your case.
CBT and medicines. Good sleep habits are essential. Cognitive behavioral treatment (cbt) might help. Decrease time in bed, relax before bedtime, avoid distractions such as tv or smartphone in bed, and do not spend time lying awake in bed. Go to bed and get up at the same time daily. If that does not help, medicines (sleeping pills for short-term, other non-addictive medicines used off-label for long-term) might help.
Insomnia. I agree with dr. Sangal. Sometimes a medical evaluation is needed or even a sleep study (polysomnogram). Here is important sleep hygiene information. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower.
Insomnia. First you need to have an evaluation to know what's causing the insomnia -- otherwise it won't be treated effectively. For instance, it may be related to anxiety disorders, life stress, trauma, or depression. Also there are other disorders such as sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome. Medications can cause it; alcohol use can cause it. See your family physician to get help started.
Depends. The previous answer is a very good one and correct. In most cases anxiety is the mediator. Consider anxiety predominant nightime hyperarousal. Several drug classes may be helpful. Trazodone, gabapentin. Z-drugs (ambien, lunesta), and the benzodiazepines are all used but follow the previous advise. Some docs aren't comfortable treating insomnia, not viewing it as part of an anxiety spectrum.
Regular bedtime rout. Good sleep hygiene is the best natural cure for insomnia once other physical factors have been ruled out, with a sleep, study. Avoid overstimulation as you approach bed with a simple ritual that you create in order to help your body learn that beds are for sleeping so no TV or food allowed! A supplement that is natural and helpful as you develop this ritual is melatonin. Check with doc about dose.
Sleep Hygiene is Key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Herbs >
Insomnia. The most natural cure for insomnia is to eat a balanced diet, exercise daily and keep regular sleeping hours. Avoid naps in the afternoon. Avoid excessive sugars and caffeine. Some of my patients have tried melatonin supplements and they report positive results. However, I would suggest speaking to your primary care physician to rule out any medical reasons for your insomnia.
Insomnia. Depending on the causes which need to be treated first. For primary insomnia with no apparent cause, sleep hygeine works fairly well. Refer to my articles on the topic.