How Is It Diagnosed?

In order to help diagnose insomnia, your healthcare provider will ask a number of questions about your medical history, perform a physical exam, and may ask you to fill out a sleep diary. He or she may also want to talk to your bed partner.

Treatments for Insomnia

There are several insomnia treatment options. The treatment your healthcare provider recommends will depend on:
  • How long the condition has lasted (acute versus chronic)
  • The cause (see Insomnia Causes)
  • Your age and general health.
Specific treatments include:
  • Doing nothing
  • Treating the underlying problem
  • Taking medications
  • Using certain behavioral techniques.

Insomnia and Good Sleep Habits

In many cases, mild insomnia can be prevented or cured by practicing good sleep habits.

Insomnia Information

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