Over-the-counter sleep aids have been found to cause cognitive problems. Prescription ones can be dangerously addictive, and easy to abuse. So what’s an insomniac to do? Get thee to the therapist’s office—and not because the conversation is soporific. A new study found that cognitive-behavioral therapy, during which practitioners help patients find strategies to systematically confront and change problem behaviors—in this case, sleeplessness —provides a drug-free way to escape those lonely hours staring at the ceiling. Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you tried drugs, therapy, or both? Which has worked best for you? Share your sleeplessness strategies in the comments.
Talk Your Way Out of Insomnia
January 23, 2017