Insomnia Treatment 101

I see a lot of patients with sleep problems. Typically, they’ve received a lot of advice from family and have seen more than a few drug commercials offering relief. Sometimes a patient will let me know which drug they think will help them the most. Instead of prescribing a drug I tend to ask them questions in an effort to tease out an underlying cause. If an underlying cause can’t be found I discuss Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Only a small subset of patients take CBT seriously, which really is a shame. Yesterday, while perusing emails I saw this article in the New York Times discussing CBT. It’s a good introduction to CBT for insomnia, and a quick read. Hopefully, it helps someone get a better night’s sleep. URL/Link