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father is 84 years old and is having trouble sleeping

Another topic, my father is 84 years old and is having trouble sleeping at nights, so much so he is getting very stressed, been put on a calmer/sleeping tablet 15mg at night, do not want him on this tablet as it is stress relief medication, mitza prilin, can anybody recommend another way to deal with this issue!!!!
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replied July 30th, 2014
Active User, very eHealthy
Stress is a potent sleep disruptor, and underlies much insomnia.

Look into cbt, cognitive behavioral therapy, specifically designed for sleep. Drug-free, permanent solution that helps most people. Much info online. Try googling something like 'cbt adult sleep training methods' and you'll likely find many resources.
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