A 26-year-old male asked:
i took 1.5mg xanax (alprazolam) for two weeks to sleep and it worked very well until developing a tolerance. is there a suitable long-term replacement?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Have you tried : Melatonin ; good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading ; warm bath.
Answered on Dec 2, 2020
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