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Unformatted text preview: – Do not sleep late, nap more than one hour, sleep during evening or go to bed early • Paradoxical Intention: – Remove pressures of trying to go to sleep • Relaxation: – Use a physical or mental strategy for relaxing Behavioral Treatments for Insomnia • Exercise: – Strenuous exercise during the day promotes sleep • Food Intake: – Try eating a starchy snack before sleep to increase amount of tryptophan in brain • Stimulants: – Avoid caffeine and cigarettes Sleep Disturbances • Sleepwalking (Somnambulism): – Occurs in NREM sleep during Stages 3 and 4 – Gently guide person back to bed • Sleeptalking: – Speaking while asleep – Occurs in NREM sleep • Sexsomnia: – Attempting to have sex with someone while sleeping...
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- Spring '10
- sleep disorder, Circadian rhythm, Hypnotic, Parasomnia