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How is acute insomnia treated?

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Acute insomnia may not require treatment. Mild insomnia often can be prevented or cured by practicing good sleep habits. If your insomnia makes it hard for you to function during the day because you are sleepy and tired, your health care provider may prescribe sleeping pills for a limited time. Rapid onset, short-acting drugs can help you avoid effects such as drowsiness the following day. Avoid using over-the-counter sleeping pills for insomnia, because they may have undesired side effects and tend to lose their effectiveness over time.

From: An Overview of Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

SOURCES:  The National Sleep Foundation. American Insomnia Association.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

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