There are both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options for insomnia. If you think that you may be experiencing symptoms of insomnia, you may want to evaluate your sleep hygiene and try some of the non-pharmacologic options.
If your symptoms continue, consult your doctor to discuss your concerns and symptoms. It is very important that you tell your doctor about previous medications you have tried (if any) for insomnia as well as any conditions or diseases you may have and the medications that you take for said condition/disease.
- This is because certain disease states and medications may increase your risk of insomnia. If you are on any of the below medications or have any of the following disease states be certain to enclose this information to your doctor:
Diuretics, steroids, stimulants, nicotine replacement products, pain medications that contain caffeine
- Conditions/Disease states:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic pain, hyperthyroidism, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)