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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
27 years experience Psychiatry
Information!: Start with good sleep hygiene including a consistent bedtime, avoiding tv, computers, etc. In bedroom, and a comfortable sleep environment. If those ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Get evaluation: Best to get an evaluation of your sleep disturbance, because it may be more complicated than sleep alone. You could see your primary care physician f ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic insomnia: Treating chronic insomnia is not only about finding a medicine to take. Many things may be contributing to it, and these need to be understood. Slee ... Read More
Dr. Girish Kalva
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lifestyle/diet: Dinner before 7 pm No coffee after 2 pm No food or snacks are 7 pm Exercise at 6 am Destress Lose weight,ideal BMI is 23 Meditate No blue light(LEDs,m ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: I recommend consulting your doctor before starting any natural remedies as insomnia can be a symptom of another condition, such as depression, anxiety ... Read More
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Possibly: Some folks have success with melatonin, and chamomile tea provides some mild relaxation - avoid caffeine, nicotine and stimulants, late meals or overs ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sleep Hygiene: Before the bedtime, write a summary of your day -- +things that happened to you and a list for tomorrow to bring more structure to your routine. Have ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
19 years experience General Practice
Taking what ?: You don't say what you've been taking for 3 years.. In general, one should not take a sleep med long term, rather address the issues of sleep hygiene ... Read More
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Unknown Medication: Please inform the Name of Medication(S) which your wife was taking and any other significant information.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep hygiene & CBT: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
Acupuncture - never: There really is no good evidence that acupuncture helps insomnia. If you sleep poorly often, and this is a persistent problem, then it is important to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Vandusen
29 years experience Family Medicine
4 weeks: Belsomra is one of the newest medications for insomnia so I have little experience with it. It works in a novel way by blocking orexin, a hormone the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Varies: For someone that is in their 40s, about 72 hours. This can be 90+ hours in teenagers and less in elderly people.

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