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How is insomnia treated?
The treatment of insomnia depends largely on the cause of the problem. In
cases where an obvious situational factor is responsible for the insomnia,
correcting or removing the cause generally cures the insomnia. For example, if
insomnia is related to a transient stressful situation, such as jet lag or an
upcoming examination, then insomnia will be cured when the situation resolves.
Generally speaking, the treatment of insomnia can be
divided into non-medical or behavioral approaches and medical therapy. Both approaches are necessary to
successfully treat insomnia, and combinations of these approaches may be more
effective than either approach alone.
When insomnia is related to a known medical or psychiatric condition, then
appropriate treatment of that condition is in the forefront of therapy for
insomnia in addition to the specific therapy for insomnia itself. Without
adequately addressing the underlying cause, insomnia will likely go on despite
taking aggressive measures to treat it with both medical and non-medical