Sunday, May 24, 2015

Topic: Psychological Approaches for Insomnia

Psychological Approaches for Insomnia


Among the most common psychological techniques used to help with sleep problems are relaxation training, meditation, hypnosis, and cognitive restructuring. These techniques are similar to those used for stress management as well as chronic pain management, and rely on a common set of skills: 

Deep muscle relaxation

Focus elsewhere rather than on the pain

Visual, sound, or other relaxing sensory imagery

Distancing oneself from the chronic pain

These skills, coupled with the deep breathing technique discussed next, can be very beneficial in improving sleep and decreasing the perception of pain by retraining the brain. Many of these skills are coupled with exercise in techniques such as yoga and Tai Chi.



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