Michael Rack, M.D.

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Michael Rack a board certified internist in Southaven, Mississippi. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Sleep Disorders.

Conditions Covered:Sleep Disorders, Insomnia, Sleep Apnea

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an effective treatment for most cases of primary insomnia, and for selected cases of secondary insomnia. There are a variety of behavioral and psychological treatments that comprise CBT-I, includin...

Secondary Insomnia and the Drugs Used To Treat It

I previously posted about the diagnosis of insomnia, the difference between primary and secondary/comorbid insomnia, and the importance of evaluating for and treating any underlying causes of insomnia. I encourage you to read my Secondary Insomnia po...

The Basics of CPAP

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Except for tracheotomy, it is also the most effective treatment for OSA. CPAP is basically a computerized air pump that delivers pressurized ai...

Secondary Causes of Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling or staying asleep, or the complaint of unrestorative/unrefreshing sleep. Most people experience short-term insomnia from time to time, but when insomnia lasts for more than several weeks, it is considered chr...