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How is insomnia treated?

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For acute insomnia, you may not need any treatment. In mild cases, it often can be cured with good sleep habits. If your insomnia makes it hard for you to function during the day, your doctor may prescribe sleeping pills for a limited time. These quick-working, short-acting drugs can help you avoid next-day drowsiness. There is not a lot of evidence that over-the-counter sleeping pills are effective for insomnia. They may have troubling side effects like daytime drowsiness.

From: An Overview of Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

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American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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