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NON-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS  

Breathing exercises Reduce caffeine before bedtime Moderate exercise


THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE NON-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT OPTIONS  



Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)

The goal of cognitive therapy is to break the cycle of insomnia, emotional distress, dysfunctional beliefs, and further sleep disturbances. It consists of identifying a patient’s dysfunctional beliefs about sleep, challenging their validity, and replacing them with more adaptive substitutes.

Relaxation training

Relaxation helps to calm the body and induce sleep. Other relaxation techniques that help many people sleep involve breathing exercises, mindfulness, meditation techniques, and guided imagery. Many people listen to audio recordings to guide them in learning these techniques.

Sleep hygiene

  • Reduce caffeine, alcohol and nicotine before bedtime
  • Eliminate light, noise and maintain a comfortable temperature in the room
  • Moderate food intake and avoid skipping meals in the evening
  • Avoid spicy, sugary foods before bedtime
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