Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Talk Therapy Superior to Medication for Treating Insomnia

A new study conducted at Laval University in Quebec Canada found that talk therapy is superior to the use of medication alone in treating insomnia. You can read more about the findings of this study here.

Recommnendations for those suffering from insomnia by those who conduceted the study include but are not limited to:

1. Don't read, watch television, worry, etc. in bed, bed time should only be sleep time.

2. If you are unable to sleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed and return to bed only when you're sleepy again.

3. Establish a wake up time that is the same time each morning, don't plan on getting up at 7:00 one morning, 9:00 the next, 7:00 the next, etc.

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