Sleep Disorder Treatment

Written by Jenni Wiltz
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Finding the right sleep disorder treatment for you will depend on the exact nature of your sleeping difficulty. Examples of sleep disorders are insomnia and sleep apnea. Insomnia is very common: up to 40%of the adult population suffers from occasional insomnia.

Virtually everyone has suffered from insomnia at some point in her life. There are myriad causes: stress, night leg cramps, depression, restless leg syndrome, or bipolarity. For most people, traumatic periods in our lives cause our insomnia. The difficulty sleeping most often vanishes with the periods of heightened stress.

How Sleep Disorder Treatment Works

Getting back to a pattern of good sleep can be as much a mental issue as a physical one. Sleep disorder treatment can often include mental therapy. Often, the reasons we don't sleep well are caused by our daily habits. A sleep therapist can help identify these bad habits and help you form new ones.

Some key strategies to try are: only go to bed when you feel tired, get up at the same time every morning regardless of what time you went to bed, and sleep only in the bedroom. If your bouts of insomnia are brief (three days or less), sleeping pills are generally prescribed. If you remain sleepless for more than three days, it could be the sign of a more serious problem that should be diagnosed and treated by your doctor.

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