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What are some nondrug treatments that can help my sleep problem?

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They include:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Muscle relaxation therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Exercise
  • Melatonin supplements

SOURCES:

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice : “Sleep abnormalities associated with alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and opiate use: a comprehensive review.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Treating Sleep Problems of People in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Drug-and Alcohol-Related Sleep Disorders.”

National Sleep Foundation: “How Medications Can Affect Sleep,” “How Alcohol Affects the Quality — and Quantity — of Sleep,” “Safe Use of Sleep Aids.”   

Psychiatric Clinics of North America : “Sleep Disturbance in Substance Use Disorders.”

Psychiatry : “Sleep Disorders in Substance Abusers: How Common Are They?”

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: “Prevalence of restless legs syndrome during detoxification from alcohol and opioids.”

FDA: “Taking Z-drugs for Insomnia? Know the Risks.”

The British Journal of Psychiatry : “Misuse of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in the UK.”

Peer J : “Potentially inappropriate use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs in the older population — analysis of associations between long-term use and patient-related factors.”

International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology : “An Insight into Z-Drug Abuse and Dependence: An Examination of Reports to the European Medicines Agency Database of Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions.” 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 17, 2020

SOURCES:

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice : “Sleep abnormalities associated with alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and opiate use: a comprehensive review.”

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Treating Sleep Problems of People in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Drug-and Alcohol-Related Sleep Disorders.”

National Sleep Foundation: “How Medications Can Affect Sleep,” “How Alcohol Affects the Quality — and Quantity — of Sleep,” “Safe Use of Sleep Aids.”   

Psychiatric Clinics of North America : “Sleep Disturbance in Substance Use Disorders.”

Psychiatry : “Sleep Disorders in Substance Abusers: How Common Are They?”

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment: “Prevalence of restless legs syndrome during detoxification from alcohol and opioids.”

FDA: “Taking Z-drugs for Insomnia? Know the Risks.”

The British Journal of Psychiatry : “Misuse of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in the UK.”

Peer J : “Potentially inappropriate use of benzodiazepines and z-drugs in the older population — analysis of associations between long-term use and patient-related factors.”

International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology : “An Insight into Z-Drug Abuse and Dependence: An Examination of Reports to the European Medicines Agency Database of Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions.” 

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 17, 2020

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