with sleep disorders could make simple changes to their night-time habits to increase the chances
of having a good night's rest.
Sammy Margo, a sleep expert who wrote The Good Sleep Guide, said
implementing a bedtime routine was a positive step to preventing the problems.
If individuals understand that they cannot just go to bed, close their eyes
and instantly fall asleep, but start the process an hour before then they have
more chance of sleeping, the specialist stated.
"We need to be gradually wound down - we haven't got an on-off
switch," Ms Margo added.
She advised people to avoid confrontation and the news before they retire to
bed and said activities like taking a bath and having a hot drink of milk can
Patients with severe sleep disorders can see a
specialist about cognitive therapy and stimulus control, states the Royal
College of Psychiatrists.
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Sleep disorders treatment news : 20 November 2011