Insomnia: Treatment and Therapy
Annotation:National Sleep Foundation - Discussion of causes, treatment, and coping with insomnia.
Annotation:American Academy of Sleep Medicine - List and brief descriptions of various treatment options, with links to more information.
Annotation:National Sleep Foundation - Summarizes the benefits and risks of various sleep aids, highlighting the always negative effect of combining alcohol and hypnotic drugs, and the importance of understanding the possible cause of the sleep disorders.
Annotation:Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Some of the new sleep medications may produce unusual side effects, especially if taken at higher than prescribed doses.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Summary of the elements of this non-pharmacological type of treatment of sleep disorders
Annotation:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - An in-depth report on the effectiveness of melatonin in different sleep disorders.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - NCCAM summarizes the evidence, or lack thereof, for complementary solutions to sleep problems.
Annotation:Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health - Complete information about the use of the herb Valerian for sleep disorders.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - The results of a study showing that improved sleep may result from practicing Tai Chi Chih, the Westernized version of the Chinese slow-motion meditative exercise tai chi.
Annotation:National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health - An educational video that features tai chi and qi gong as an activity to enhance wellness. See also the fact sheet Tai Chi: An Introduction.
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