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How do I treat insomnia?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
7 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. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variety of ways

If you search online for "sleep hygiene" you will probably find some helpful tips to improve your sleep.
There are also a variety of medications, both over-the-counter and by prescription, which can help.

In brief: Variety of ways

If you search online for "sleep hygiene" you will probably find some helpful tips to improve your sleep.
There are also a variety of medications, both over-the-counter and by prescription, which can help.
Dr. Jason Black
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Dr. John Cheng
Consider not using electronic gadgets-TV, computer, cell phone close to bed time. Oftentimes, the bright lights from the display may get you stimulated as if you are waking up. You should also consider how you are defining insomnia. If you are having trouble falling asleep, it may be anxiety, caffeine. If you are waking up in the middle of the night, it may be restless leg syndrome or consider sleep apnea.
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