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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Insomnia means trouble sleeping -- and there are different types. There's initial, middle, and terminal (meaning early morning awakening) insomnia. ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep hygiene: Dr pappas gave a thorough response. I will add some sleep hygiene info. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the sa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: You can't really die of insomnia as long as you get some sleep. There are reports of someone dying from playing too much video games but probably more ... Read More
Dr. Kristie Deblasio
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Insomnia: To my knowledge, there are no known deaths directly attributed to insomnia; however, there is a disease associate with insomnia that can result in dea ... Read More
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Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
Not from insomnia: You can't die from insomnia, but you can die if you go many many days without sleep. When i say that i mean not even 30 mins of sleep. The body needs ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Variety of ways: If you search online for "sleep hygiene" you will probably find some helpful tips to improve your sleep. There are also a variety of medications, both ... Read More
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: #1 way - sleep hygiene. Do nothing in bed except sleep and sex. No TV in the bedroom. No eating in bed. Try to stick to a regular schedule. Have a rou ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Many ways: Need to define the cause if you can, then treat the problem. For ideopathic insomnia or shift work, you may need a hypnotic medicine. Otherwise, ins ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relax ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Insomnia: Basic symptoms: ongoing difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakening during the night, waking up too early, and fatigue upon awakening. Recommend eva ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
18 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Need to define the cause if you can, then treat the problem. For ideopathic insomnia or shift work, you may need a hypnotic medicine. Otherwise, ins ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
16 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Melatonin: Try 3mg of melatonin first. Good sleep hygiene, go to bed early and wake up early. No napping during the day. Engage in exercise so it will tire yo ... Read More

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