sleep-onset insomnia

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sleep-onset insomnia

The inability to sleep at one’s normal time of rest, which may be related to phobias (e.g., a childhood fear of wetting the bed, or deep-seated fears of dying while asleep). Sleep-onset insomnia may respond to improved sleep hygiene, meditation, autohypnosis or herbal teas, such as chamomile, basil, catnip, hops, lemon verbena and passionflower.
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Happily, she found that both her sleep onset insomnia and awakenings had resolved and have not returned as of our last contact, three months after we began meeting.
After a brief review of the use of behavioral strategies in the treatment of sleep onset insomnia, attention is centered upon one such strategy, hypnotic relaxation.
Subtypes of insomnia include sleep onset insomnia (difficulty initiating sleep), sleep maintenance insomnia (difficulty maintaining sleep throughout the night), early morning insomnia (early morning awakenings with difficulty returning to sleep), and psychophysiologic insomnia (behaviourally conditioned sleep difficulty resulting from maladaptive cognitions and/or behaviours), the most common among older adults being maintenance and early morning insomnia.
In addition, sleep maintenance insomnia, or the inability to stay asleep throughout the night, is significantly more prevalent than sleep onset insomnia.
Zolpidem, zaleplon or ramelteon should be considered for patients primarily suffering from sleep onset insomnia.
SALT LAKE CITY -- An herbal supplement containing valerian improved sleep onset insomnia, Paul J.
The majority of pipeline drugs are being investigated for sleep maintenance as opposed to sleep onset insomnia and there is a trend towards the development of drugs for the treatment of co-morbid disorders.