Sleep and Insomnia 2 of 2

Sleep is not just beneficial -- it is important for survival. Sleep enables the mind and the body to function normally. But getting enough sleep is a difficult problem for many people.

Part two of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Sleep hygiene
  • Definition of insomnia
  • Causes of insomnia
  • When to see a sleep specialist
  • Insomnia treatments
    • Sleeping pills
    • Cognitive therapy
  • Melatonin

Dr. Steven Scharf, a pulmonary specialist and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Scharf is also a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: February 26, 2014

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