insomnia

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder. It is characterized by difficulty of falling asleep, interrupted sleeping patterns and waking too early in the morning. The condition is one symptom of clinical depression. Hence, it is recommended to have it treated once the symptom surface.

 

  1. Check your sleep hygiene. This involves maintaining a routine when it comes to sleeping. It involves sleeping at the same time and waking up the same time every day even if at the back of your head you are awake.
  2. Cognitive behavior therapy. This means having to visit or consult a therapist in order to help you identify your distorted thoughts.
  3. Sleeping restriction. This method is performed as part of the cognitive behavioral treatment. It is made to minimize the time period that a person spends awaken while in bed.
  4. Bright light technique. This is when you sit in front of a bright light box for about 20 to 60 minutes each day. This therapeutic method can help in resetting the circadian rhythm or the internal biological clock of the body.

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  1. December 31, 2018

    People with insomnia often don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleeping, either. This can lead to fatigue and other symptoms. Treatment for insomnia consists of improving sleep habits, behaviour therapy and identifying and treating underlying causes. Warm milk, herbal tea, and valerian are just a few of the natural sleep aids you can try. Meditation is a natural, easy, drug-free method for treating insomnia. Sleeping pills may also be used, but should be monitored for side effects.

  2. January 17, 2019

    Helpful writing! This is because they don’t treat the cause of your insomnia and are associated with a number of side effects. Brief Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Intervention for Insomnia (also called “CBT-I”), which will be covered in part two of this series on insomnia. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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