Chronic sleep disorders last for at least 3 months. The possible causes range from respiratory diseases to menopause to sleeping habits. Chronic sleep disorders last for at least 3 months. The possible causes range from respiratory diseases to menopause to sleeping habits. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep over a period of three months or more than three nights a week, it is considered chronic insomnia. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for sleep disorders, sometimes referred to as CBT-I, is an effective treatment for chronic sleep disorders and is usually recommended as a first line of treatment.
Chronic conditions that cause sleep disorders can be treated by changing the treatment, which in turn leads to the treatment or prevention of sleep disorders. Chronic sleep disorders can cause symptoms both at night and during the day and affect your ability to complete your daily tasks.
How to treat chronic sleep disorders?
Benzodiazepines should be used with caution in patients with chronic pulmonary insufficiency or untreated sleep apnoea. Research has shown that CBT is as effective or more effective than sleep aids in treating chronic insomnia. When choosing the most appropriate medicinal product, the dose, the various pharmacokinetic properties (absorption rate, distribution and elimination half-life) and the benefit-risk ratio should be considered. Five benzodiazepines (estazolam, flurazepam, quazepam, temazepam, and triazolam) have an FDA-approved indication to treat sleep disorders.
Neurological causes such as fibromyalgia and Morvan syndrome, medical causes such as gastroesophageal reflux disease and in children sleep disorders and limiting sleep disorders must also be identified and treated, as these can often occur as chronic insomnia.