Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd gets advice from Dr Lawrence Epstein of Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine.
There are two approaches to treating insomnia. One is with medication, and the other what are called behavioral therapies. And there are a whole group of techniques that are used, including things like relaxation techniques, making sure the environment no longer triggers these responses by changing the environment so that you can again get back into a pattern of relaxing. You can actually learn to relax, and people know the examples of this.