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What is the best way to treat insomnia?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Find the cause

Insomnia is rarely a disease, but instead a symptom of something else occurring.
For example, anxiety, depression, diabetes, prostate enlargement in men, and many other illnesses can cause insomnia. Best to find the cause of your insomnia and get that treated first.

In brief: Find the cause

Insomnia is rarely a disease, but instead a symptom of something else occurring.
For example, anxiety, depression, diabetes, prostate enlargement in men, and many other illnesses can cause insomnia. Best to find the cause of your insomnia and get that treated first.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Talk to a sleep specialist. Different treatments for different kinds of insomnia.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Good Sleep Hygiene

Best way to deal with insomnia is through making sure you're using good sleep practices.
Like: keeping the same sleep & wake times even on weekends; ensure that your room is quiet, dark, & cool -- with no tv or computers on; comfy bedding; avoid alcohol & meals within 3 hours of sleep; no caffeine after 12 noon; sleep ritual of soft lights, hot bath, etc. For more: http://tinyurl.Com/lpcwhxt.

In brief: Good Sleep Hygiene

Best way to deal with insomnia is through making sure you're using good sleep practices.
Like: keeping the same sleep & wake times even on weekends; ensure that your room is quiet, dark, & cool -- with no tv or computers on; comfy bedding; avoid alcohol & meals within 3 hours of sleep; no caffeine after 12 noon; sleep ritual of soft lights, hot bath, etc. For more: http://tinyurl.Com/lpcwhxt.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
If improved sleep hygiene doesn't do the trick- medical evaluation would be prudent.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Root it out

Get professional help, find the true cause and treat it.

In brief: Root it out

Get professional help, find the true cause and treat it.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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