Sleep Topics- Insomnia
Insomnia is a common condition resulting in significant clinical and economic consequences.
Approximately 30% to 35% of adults in the United States and other developed countries report experiencing insomnia symptoms at least once during the course of a year, and one third of these individuals report chronic sleep difficulties. Insomnia can occur in isolation or in conjunction with medical or psychiatric disorders. Recent research suggests that non pharmacological treatments are effective. These non-pharmacologic treatment options for insomnia include stimulus control, sleep hygiene educations, sleep restriction, paradoxical intention, relaxation therapy, bio- feedback, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These treatment strategies pro- duce significant changes in several sleep parameters of chronic insomniacs, including sleep-onset latency, wake time after sleep onset, sleep duration, and sleep quality. Many therapeutic options are available to treat insomnia, including non-pharmacologic strategies.
See: State of the Art Reviews: Nonpharmacologic Approaches for the Treatment of InsomniaAnn M. Lynch, Courtney I. Jarvis, Ronald J. DeBellis and Anna K. Morin AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LIFESTYLE MEDICINE 2007; 1; 274 DOI: 10.1177/1559827607301397.