A racing mind at night is a common cause of sleep onset insomnia
which is difficulty initially falling asleep.
Medications recommended for sleep onset insomnia
include: eszopiclone, ramelteon, temazepam, triazolam, zaleplon, and Zolpidem.
Short acting hypnotics are preferable in patients with sleep onset insomnia
, when sedation, the following day is undesirable or when prescribing for the elderly patients.
Use of very low-dose doxepin seems to confer substantial benefit to both objective and subjective measures of sleep maintenance and sleep onset insomnia
The research was conducted on a group of 14 subjects (10 women and 4 men), between 22 and 45 years old, with various forms of sleep disorders (transient insomnia, Sleep Onset Insomnia
, Sleep Maintenance Insomnia, Early Morning Awakening Insomnia).
Insomnia is the inability to obtain an adequate amount or quality of sleep, and may take any or all of three forms: difficulty falling asleep (sleep onset insomnia
), frequent nocturnal awakening (maintenance insomnia) and early morning awakening with inability to return to sleep (Karacan & Williams, 1971).
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.
The treatment of sleep onset insomnia
with bright morning light.
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.
Many older adults have difficulty falling asleep (called "sleep onset insomnia
") or difficulty staying asleep (called "sleep maintenance insomnia").
SALT LAKE CITY -- An herbal supplement containing valerian improved sleep onset insomnia
, Paul J.