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What are sleep disorder treatments?

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The treatment depends on what the disorder is and how severe it is.

First, you’ll probably make lifestyle changes. You'll want to improve your sleep habits, avoid caffeine and alcohol, manage stress, and get more exercise.

If you have sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend a CPAP machine. Losing extra weight also helps.

If you take sleeping pills that don’t need a prescription, tell your doctor if you use them for more than 2 weeks. Follow the instructions on the label.

From: Sleep Disorders FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep.”

FDA: “Side Effects of Sleep Drugs.”

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep.”

FDA: “Side Effects of Sleep Drugs.”

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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