How Should You Treat It?
Although there are holistic ways to treat sleep disorders such as chronic insomnia, Dr. Thornber says the remedies "can range from behavioural therapy, prescriptions for sleeping pills from a doctor, or over the counter sleep aids."
Despite how readily available a lot of sleeping aids are, he advises that they should be "a last resort" due to their "addictive nature."
According to Dr. Thornber, one of the most effective ways to treat chronic insomnia is through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Which he says, "can help by changing the behaviours that are causing your chronic insomnia." He explains that CBT is beneficial because, "some techniques you may learn in behaviour therapy will include exercises that induce relaxation, recondition you, and counter sleep restriction. These techniques will help you relax, fall asleep and stay asleep longer."