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Cognitive behavioral therapy offers a drug-free method for managing insomnia

June 10, 2015

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Dr Satish K Kushwaha
July 10, 2015

In US, Division-30 members of APA may also be contacted for hypnosis.

July 7, 2015

This is helpful I am really bad with insomm in a have taken ambien for 8 years

Rie Gvas
July 7, 2015

What about a glass of milk? I think one of effective method is listening to soothing music. Also establish a routine sleeping time to keep you body clock consistent. For people with autism, it’s more difficult but this tip also applies.

Nur Dian Nirwan
June 13, 2015

Good Information and Very Interesting for me

John Bolger
June 11, 2015

Good to see articles like this. There are more effective ways to overcome insomnia than by using pills. Hypnosis is the ideal way to improve both the quantity and quality of your sleep. You use your mind – not drugs. You will learn how to sleep. After all – who knows more about sleep than a hypnotist?

Dr Satish K Kushwaha
July 10, 2015

Yes, I do agree, Hypnosis is the best non-drug modality for it. TRY you will Thank indeed yourself and to John also.

Gerardine Mueller,O.P
June 11, 2015

Trouble in sleeping for 9/10 months. Tried Sleep Deprivation Therapy. Helped a bit – for a while. I tried chamomile tea, lavender spray, deep breathing, getting up to sit for a time, 5mg. melatonin tablets. I usually get sleeping around 11 p.m., wake around 2 a.m. and cannot get back to sleep for a long time. Someone told me to stop drinking seltzer water – she had an AARP bulletin that this affected sleep. Any suggestion?

Dr Satish K Kushwaha
July 10, 2015

You can take use of Hypnotherapist. If in UK take a registered member of CNHC (Registered for Hypnotherapy Area) which is PSA Accredited for referral by GP also under prescribed GP Guidelines. If in US, please take help of any professional duly qualified and registered as per State Law(check at your end)

Donna Reckseen
June 11, 2015

My grandfather said they had a cure for insomnia: HARD WORK. Try physical exercise if you are not a blacksmith.

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