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Can’t Sleep? Non-Pharmaceutical Options for Treating Insomnia During Recovery

Originally posted by on April 1, 2015 in ,
You’re in recovery and feeling good that you have made it through detox and the first few weeks of a treatment program. You look forward to feeling better and returning to a stable routine. But you find yourself getting anxious because you haven’t been sleeping as well as you’d like. You may be having a hard time getting to sleep, or you may wake up during the night and find yourself unable to fall back to sleep. So you certainly don’t feel refreshed when the morning alarm goes off.

What is going on?

…almost 75 percent of recovering alcoholics reported sleep problems immediately following detox.-RITA MILIOS

According to a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), almost 75 percent of recovering alcoholics reported sleep problems immediately following detox. Often, the insomnia symptoms lasted about five weeks.

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Dr. says a good night’s sleep may replace psych meds

Published: Jun 18, 2014 5:34 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 18, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

 FORT MYERS, Fla. – Psych meds are supposed to help conditions like depression, irritability, and memory problems, to name a few. One doctor says many of these kids don’t need drugs, but instead they just need a good night’s sleep.

“I want to be on Broadway,” William Einbinder is an energetic young man, but one day his father could see a big difference psychologically.

“He’d come home from school in the afternoon, and fall asleep, which is not like him. He’s a very outgoing kind of a kid, and also his grades started dropping,” says Morgan Einbinder.

Even William could tell something was wrong, “I dropped from an A in math to a C.”

So the family went together to see a doctor. ” A lot of these disorders, a lot of these psychiatric disorders could be brought back to a sleeping issue at night,” says Dr.

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