It is a treatment that makes the patient, who cannot reach the deep sleep stage, reach this stage and can sleep better.
In the early years of study and treatment of those who did not reach deep sleep, a chemical that worked as a sedative in high doses was used, thus had a reaction of shutting down the brain to be reprogrammed and during this reaction, the patient could reach the expected deep phase of sleep.
Check out 3 ways to exercise sleep therapy:
- Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a set of techniques for correcting behaviors and attitudes that lead to insomnia, such as making a sleep journal, in which a person writes down bedtime and waking hours, how often he or she wakes up, or what thoughts they have when they are insomniac.
This makes it easier to identify what may be influencing sleep alteration. As for sleep restriction therapy, it is a method that the person stays in bed only during the sleep period. This avoids lying sleepless for more than 30 minutes and it is preferable to get up, do other activities and go back to bed when sleep comes back.
- Relaxation Therapy
Some relaxation techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, massage and reflexology help to improve the physical and mental tension that may be leading to lack of sleep.
- Alternative Treatments
Despite little scientific evidence, alternative therapies can bring good benefits for the treatment of insomnia in many people, and may even make medication unnecessary. They are treatments made from herbal powder, capsules or teas, in short, are natural methods to increase relaxation and fight insomnia, but should preferably be used with the knowledge of the doctor.