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Insomnia
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National Sleep Foundation - Discussion of causes, treatment, and coping with insomnia. National Sleep Foundation - Discussion of causes, treatment, and coping with insomnia. Show less
Common Treatments for Sleep Disorders
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American Academy of Sleep Medicine - List and brief descriptions of various treatment options, with links to more information. American Academy of Sleep Medicine - List and brief descriptions of various treatment options, with links to more information. Show less
Sleep Aids and Insomnia
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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. 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. Show less
Side Effects of Sleep Drugs
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Some of the new sleep medications may produce unusual side effects, especially if taken at higher than prescribed doses. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Some of the new sleep medications may produce unusual side effects, especially if taken at higher than prescribed doses. Show less
Insomnia Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Instead of Sleeping Pills
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Mayo Clinic - Summary of the elements of this non-pharmacological type of treatment of sleep disorders Mayo Clinic - Summary of the elements of this non-pharmacological type of treatment of sleep disorders Show less
Melatonin for Treatment of Sleep Disorders
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - An in-depth report on the effectiveness of melatonin in different sleep disorders. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - An in-depth report on the effectiveness of melatonin in different sleep disorders. Show less
Sleep Disorders and CAM: At a Glance
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - NCCAM summarizes the evidence, or lack thereof, for complementary solutions to sleep problems. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health - NCCAM summarizes the evidence, or lack thereof, for complementary solutions to sleep problems. Show less
Valerian
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Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health - Complete information about the use of the herb Valerian for sleep disorders. Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health - Complete information about the use of the herb Valerian for sleep disorders. Show less
Tai Chi Chih Improves Sleep Quality in Older Adults
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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. 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. Show less
Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being
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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. 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. Show less
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