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  • 4 months ago

    RE: sleep issue..

    The internet is a great source. Search something like 'CBT adult sleep training methods' and you will likely find many good online resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy, which is drug-free, and considered the gold standard for treating insomnia.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: sleep issue..

    what have you tried? Personally, I need complete darkness (I use a soft eye mask) and need to have been off all electronics for at least 2 hours before even trying to sleep. I also do leg/hip/foot stretches to avoid restless leg syndrome. I had to start back on meds in November and plan to back off of them soon. I occasionally have difficulty falling asleep but at least now I sleep for 6 or more hours. Prior to that, I was sleeping 1 -2 hours at a time and almost constantly in pain.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: sleep issue..

    I would start with this article on common sleep hygiene issues: https://www.hioscar.com/news/insomnia-clean-up-your-sleep-routine
    When you've ruled out all of the environmental and behavioral issues, then you'll want to see your doctor to determine if it's a medical issue (sleep apnea, etc.) or a psychological issue. Stress is one of the biggest factors in insomnia, so therapy or meditation might help. Good luck!
  • 2 months ago

    RE: sleep issue..

    I would look into this, "CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) is proven to be the most effective first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia. It improves sleep in 75-80% of insomnia patients and reduces or eliminates sleeping pill use in 90% of patients. And, in three major studies that directly compared CBT-I to sleeping pills, CBT-I was more effective than sleeping pills. CBT-I also has no side effects and maintains improvements in sleep long-term, and new research shows that CBT-I doubles the improvement rates of depression compared to antidepressant medication alone in depressed patients with insomnia. It also reduces pain, fibromyalgia, substance abuse, and PTSD in insomnia patients with these co-morbid health problems.

    There is a small fee, but less than in person and less than a couple other online programs. The success of CBT-I is very hopeful! Give it a try, eh? Click on the link below.

    http://www.cbtforinsomnia.com/cbt-i-treatment/

    Debbie