How To Cure Insomnia That Has Occurred For A Month?
Excuse me, my sister has been unable to sleep for a month, the beginning of this insomnia occurred was when my sister woke up in the middle of the night and then she heard the sound of knocking on the window until fear continued to have difficulty sleeping until now ,. How to treat it already to a general practitioner but not recovered, whether to see a psychiatrist ?? Please enlighten me?
Hello Andi, thank you for asking.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder where a person cannot sleep, even though he has entered sleep hours and is in the right situation and condition for sleep. This condition is quite often experienced by many people. Insomnia can be acute, which is only occasionally. Insomnia can also occur chronic, which is continuous for months or years. Of course it has a negative impact on physical and psychological health. People with insomnia become easily tired, always sleepy, out of focus, easy to forget, anxious, and easily fall ill.
The principle of dealing with insomnia is to find the cause. You can help your sister to:
Think positive, make sure that everything is safe. Look for relaxation methods. For example, by doing yoga before going to sleep, reading books, listening to quiet music, listening to the sound of rain or forest applications, and performing religious rituals according to their respective beliefs. Make the atmosphere of a comfortable room. Ideally the room is far from the noise of the highway, the temperature is right, clean, neat, and dark when sleeping. Choose a healthy diet and lifestyle. If your sister is an adult, avoid caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes. Try to exercise regularly 3-5 times a week. Limit the time you play gadget, especially avoid playing gadgets before bedtime. This is important so that the brain does not continue to be active. Try to only sleep at night (no nap) and only sleep in the bedroom. If these methods do not also lead to improvement, it never hurts to consult with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Your doctor may recommend cognitive behavioral therapy. Generally it takes several counseling sessions to find the cause of insomnia and overcome it. Often insomnia is caused by an anxiety disorder or depression.
Thus my explanation, hopefully you can find a solution soon. Regards.