Principles Of Treatment For Sleep Disorders and Sleep Aids
Sleep is a naturally recurring state of relatively suspended sensory and motor activity, characterized by total or partial unconsciousness and the inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. The most common sleep disorders include Primary insomnia which is a Chronic difficulty in falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep when no other cause is found for these symptoms.
General Principles Of Treatment
Treatments for sleep disorders generally can be grouped into four categories:
* Behavioral/ psychotherapeutic treatments
* Other somatic treatments
Hypnotic (also called soporific) drugs are a class of psychoactives whose primary function is to induce sleep. Hypnotic drugs are regularly prescribed for insomnia and other sleep disorders, with over 95% of insomnia patients being prescribed hypnotics in some countries.
However, since many hypnotic drugs are habit-forming, a physician may instead recommend alternative sleeping patterns, sleep hygiene, and exercise before prescribing medication for sleep, due to a large number of factors known to disturb the human sleep pattern. Hypnotic medication when prescribed should be used for the shortest period of time possible.
A sleeping pill (people also call it sedative) is a drug that people take to help them sleep. It will relax them, and make them very calm. Some sedatives can act very fast, usually in 10-15 minutes. Those who consider taking sedatives should talk with their doctor, who can give them the sedatives which are best for them.Most sedatives are highly addictive, so people need a prescription from their doctor to get sedatives.