Once you know why you can’t sleep, you can choose a sleep disorder treatment option that fits your lifestyle and overall health goals. Treatment options include non-invasive therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), CPAP, relaxation techniques and biofeedback, as well as medication and surgery.
Sometimes sleep problems are caused by a physiological reaction to stress, such as a spike in blood pressure or increased heartbeat. Biofeedback therapy teaches you how to control these physiological processes in order to eliminate stress so you can sleep.
Using a specially equipped computer, you’ll get readings of stress levels in your body. From there, you’ll learn how to control things that are ordinarily involuntary such as blood pressure, heart rate and muscle tension. When you can recognize and relieve stress in the body through biofeedback, it’s much easier to relax and sleep.
Most people can effectively treat sleep disorders without surgery. If you do need surgery, however, it will most likely involve one or more of the following procedures:
These surgical procedures reduce excess tissue in order to widen the airway and make it easier to breathe, which in turns makes it easier to sleep.