How to Treat Insomnia

I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics.
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Insomnia is real. It affects how we feel all day long and how we deal with the daily tasks and challenges we face. Thankfully, we can treat it and incorporate practices that will help us get better sleep at night. Over the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as an Ambassador and share my experience with insomnia, as well as how I practice strategies that help me achieve better sleep at night.

In this third post, I want to share that I’ve been able to achieve a good night’s sleep by personally practicing my healthy shut-eye strategies. One of those strategies is signing off from my social media at least an hour before bedtime. I’ve actually set a routine in place to help me do this. When it’s bedtime, I do my typical nighttime stuff (like brushing my teeth) and changing into my bedtime clothes. I put away my computer so it’s not open with light coming from it and turn my phone on vibrate. It’s amazing how loud those notifications can be on our phones! With my computer and phone out of sight, they are also out of mind. It’s amazing how much more relaxed I’ve been getting into bed and how much easier it is for me to drift off to sleep. I highly recommend signing off your social media accounts an hour before bedtime!  It has definitely helped reduced my insomnia.

Another healthy shut-eye strategy I’ve been practicing is to get comfortable. After getting ready for bed, I climb into bed and cuddle with my wife. We’ll typically watch a show before bed and then shut off the television when we start to get tired. Just getting comfortable in bed with a good pillow and soft, clean sheets can help a ton. Just another way to achieve a good night’s sleep.

Even though some may be able to practice healthy shut-eye strategies and accomplish lower amounts of insomnia, there are still others who may not find it is enough to manage their sleep problems. The good news is that there are effective treatment options available for those suffering with insomnia, including SILENOR®, a prescription sleep aid that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. 

Most sleep medications work on the sleep-promoting system, helping patients fall asleep, while SILENOR® works with the wake-promoting mechanism of the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, helping patients stay asleep throughout the night and early morning. And, perhaps most important, is that it can be used regularly and is not associated with a risk of abuse or physical dependence.

If you have trouble sleeping through the night, you should have a conversation with your doctor about your routine, lifestyle and symptoms to determine the best option for you. To learn more about how to achieve a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep visit

Full SILENOR® ISI: SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep. Call your doctor if your insomniaworsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem. Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, at You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Do you have a problem with Insomnia? How do you get better sleep at night?

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