To initiate treatment, it must be defined and differentiated from other comorbid psychiatric disorders. The assessment of chronic insomnia should include a detailed medical history and examination to identify co-existing medical or psychiatric conditions, and may include an interview with a partner or caregiver. The assessment of chronic insomnia should include a detailed medical history and examination to identify co-existing medical or psychiatric conditions, and may include an interview with a partner or caregiver. If you have a condition or medication associated with sleep disorders, talk to your doctor about how you can best treat them along with sleep disorders.
Overall, the evidence base for CBT-I is stronger than for drugs. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective first-line treatment for chronic insomnia. Experts say that most patients who undergo 4-8 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia experience a significant reduction in their symptoms.
What is the best treatment for chronic sleep disorders?
Treatment for chronic insomnia consists of first diagnosing and treating the underlying medical or psychological issues. There is little evidence to support the combination of nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments for sleep disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for sleep disorders (CBT-I) can help you control or eliminate negative thoughts and actions that keep you awake. It is generally recommended as a first line of treatment for people with 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.
Drug treatment is indicated for patients to relieve sleep disorders in the short term, but is not sufficient for long-term treatment of chronic insomnia.