Andrea Downing Peck1, “Chronic insomnia is estimated to derail the sleep of 70 million Americans. Insufficient sleep is associated with chronic diseases and conditions…depression”.
Ginger Skinner2, “Should sleep problems persist beyond 14 days, it’s time to see your doctor. Insomnia can be due to an underlying condition, such as heartburn, depression, or heart disease. When Jerry Bell finally did go to a doctor in spring 2015, he was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. He learned relaxation techniques and cut out caffeine completely. He is no longer taking any drug to help him sleep”.
“For those whose chronic insomnia is not so easily fixed, a new analysis by Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs3 recommends cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) instead of any sleeping pills as a first-choice treatment. With CBT, you work with a therapist, learning about habits or attitudes that may compromise your sleep. CBT also uses techniques like journaling to help you feel more optimistic about sleep. Studies suggest that CBT helps 70 to 80 percent of people with chronic insomnia, and effects are long-lasting, with few—if any—downsides”.
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- Andrea Downing Peck, Get Your ZZZ’s, quoting The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (aasmnet.org) & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) in Costco Connection magazine, January 2017
- Ginger Skinner, December 29, 2016, Can You Get Hooked on Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids? In February 2017 issue of Consumer Reports magazine
- Consumers Reports Best Buy Drugs, Consumer Reports magazine, January 2017
- Matthew Hunt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a nutshell, http://www.counselingondemand.com/counseling/cognitive-behavorial-therapy-nutshell/