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Enfermería Global

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BAIDES NORIEGA, Raquel; NORIEGA CAMPORRO, Sara  and  INCLAN RODRIGUEZ, Alicia María. Nursing and no Drug for the Management of Insomnia Treatment. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.54, pp.512-532.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.


Insomnia is defined as the inability to initiate or maintain sleep. It is the most common sleep disorder and can produced consequences for health in all aspect. Non-pharmacological measures have shown better effect in the long management of insomnia, so the use of drugs should be restricted as a second-line treatment.


In order to learn about non-pharmacological management procedures of insomnia from primary care nursing, we conducer a literature review through primary and secondary sources.


As first line treatment include therapies behavioural and cognitive-behavioural associated with education for health and the sleep hygiene measures. According to some studies, nine 30-minute, non-pharmacological interventions queries, reduce chronic insomnia with effectiveness of 70 to 80%. Also there are alternative therapies such as the use of valerian to associate as complementary therapy can help the Management of insomnia with good level of evidence.


Non- pharmacological measures should be used as a first line of treatment. However in our country to penalties are prescribed and there is high consumption of drugs for this problem, with the resulting consequences for the health of tolerance and dependence producing the maintained consumption of these dugs. Addressing the situation is considered essential to an improvement of the professional human resources and training.

Keywords : Nursing; Insomnia; Treatment; Dream.

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