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The Benefits of Sleep Therapy Over Drugs

Sleep Therapy

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  • The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released new guidelines on the management of chronic insomnia
  • ACP recommended a form of psychotherapy known as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which helps people to change their thoughts and behaviors regarding sleep
  • CBT-I helped most people to relieve insomnia with minimal side effects, as opposed to insomnia medications, which carried sometimes-severe risks

By Dr. Mercola

Lack of sleep is detrimental to your health, and in the case of chronic insomnia, it can even be deadly. People with chronic insomnia have a three times greater risk of death from all causes compared to those who sleep normally.


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