TREATMENT FOR INSOMNIA
Acute insomnia generally requires no medical intervention as symptoms will usually go away on their own by practicing better sleep habits and making lifestyle modifications. People experiencing chronic insomnia should consult with their physician before taking over-the-counter sleep aids to determine if there is an underlying cause.
There are cognitive and behavioral treatments that can help people who suffer with the disorder, such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Relaxation training
- Mindfulness and meditation exercises
- Breathing exercises
- Stimulus control
At Pulmonary Associates of Richmond, our sleep experts have experience in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, and we will develop a treatment plan designed to target the root cause of yours. Our treatments include cognitive and behavioral therapy as well as medications that can be used temporarily to help restore your sleep and quality of life.