Pills May Not Be The Best Solution For Insomnia

Dr. Vaughn McCall explains the importance of modifying sleeping behavior.
1:07 | 01/19/12

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Long before most American adults come to medical attention for insomnia they've tried a variety of remedies themselves. These include. Over the calendar. Medications. As well as natural path -- remedies. These have some but limited effectiveness. It's important to understand this on the most of valuable interventions for insomnia things the patients can do themselves. At home. Such as honoring a regular wake up time in the morning. Not exercising too close to -- having an exercise routine. Limiting or abstaining from alcohol tobacco. And caffeine. In my practice patients often come to see me without having first implemented those basic measures and they are important. Treatment of chronic insomnia -- always include examination. And probably modification. Of your sleeping behavior. Which may or may not be sufficient by itself. But after making and attempted modifying your sleeping behavior if that's not sufficient that a prescribed medication can be added to the regiment.

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