Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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Treating Insomnia



There are a variety of ways to treat sleep disorders and insomnia is no exception. The first step towards effectively managing any sleep disorder is to have an accurate diagnosis. Once you know what is causing your sleep problems, or what type of sleep disorder you are experiencing, you can come up with the best way to treat your sleep disorder and get the quality of sleep that your body needs.

There are several non-medical treatments for insomnia. These include adjusting surroundings (noise, temperature, lights), eating before going to sleep, and exercising regularly. Other types of non-medical, alternative insomnia sleep disorder treatments include progressive relaxation therapy and hypnotherapy. Both of these techniques seek to induce sleep by utilizing the power of the mind to relax the body and minimize, thus making sleep easier and more attainable. These non-medical treatments for sleep disorders have helped some people manage and control their insomnia sleep disorders.

Your doctor may recommend the use of certain medications to combat and control your insomnia sleep disorder. By going to see a sleep specialist or going to a sleep center, you can determine if you have a type of insomnia that benefits from medication. Insomnia medicines are not simply sleeping pills; they address brain chemistry and other underlying causes of insomnia. However, you may wish to speak to your sleep doctor about using a sleeping medication to temporarily relieve your insomnia sleep disorder.  Although this will not cure your insomnia, it could allow you to get sleep in order to get your sleep schedule back on track. Using a CPAP machine can also help you to get more sleep. A CPAP is a machine that goes over your nose and is connected to a machine that sends you oxygen, allowing you to sleep easier. The CPAP is most often used to treat sleep apnea sleep disorders, but your sleep specialist can help you determine if it may help manage your specific case of insomnia.


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