Health Tip: Dealing With Insomnia
-- If you can't sleep, you've got more options than lying in bed and counting sheep.
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers these suggestions to help manage insomnia:
- Make lifestyle changes, including cutting out caffeine and setting a consistent sleep schedule.
- Get cognitive behavioral therapy to learn relaxation techniques and help reduce sleep anxiety.
- Talk to your doctor about prescription medication to help you sleep.
- While there are a variety of over-the-counter sleep aids, you should discuss with your doctor before taking one.
Posted: March 2012