Behavioral therapy can have longer lasting effects on an insomniac than sleeping medication and be just as effective in helping patients get a good night's sleep.
Some over the counter medications can lead to insomniac symptoms including weight loss products and decongestants that contain stimulants.
Experts have found that what an insomniac believes really does affect their ability to sleep or not sleep as the case may be.
The Mayo Clinic reports that cognitive behavioral therapy is emerging as the safe alternative to medicating an insomniac.
Anxiety makes an individual more alert and keeps the mind active, leading to insomniac symptoms.