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Treatment options

There are many ways to help
reduce sleep issues

Put sleeplessness to rest

Your doctor may suggest a variety of ways to help manage persistent sleep issues, including:

Sleep hygiene


Habits that help improve sleep quality, such as reducing light and sound in your bedroom, or practicing a 'wind down' activity.

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)


A discussion-based approach that may help you identify and address thoughts or behaviours related to your sleeplessness.

Lifestyle changes

Ways to adjust daily living (such as diet or exercise) that can impact your ability to get a good night's sleep.

Sleep study

An overnight stay at a sleep clinic that can help evaluate the causes or impacts of your sleep issues.

Over-the-counter medications

Common medications that you can purchase from most pharmacies without a prescription.

Prescription medications

Specialized medication that requires a doctor's prescription.

Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following:

Trouble falling and/or staying asleep

Waking up earlier than you want to

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Not feeling refreshed after sleep

Excessive sleepiness during the day


Talking to your doctor about your poor sleep

These ideas can help you navigate the conversation with your doctor and prepare for questions they may ask you in return.

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