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A 38-year-old member asked:

i have been awake for two days and i still can't sleep, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please seek medical: Evaluation. If you energy level is high would be concerned about conditions like mania or hypomania. Use 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
Dec 21, 2013

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Hello, i just can't sleep due to an unknown reason. I wasfine for the past few days, it just occurred suddenly at this time. I have been exhausted and frustrated for four hours.Rolling in bed caused me to be worried. Its currently 3:11 am. I tried to slee

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Insomnia : Insomnia can occur sometimes for no obvious reason. Things to try: limit how much caffeine you have during the day. Caffeine is in soda products, energy drinks, coffee, tea and chocolate. Try not to nap during the day. Be sure you aren't taking any herbs/supplements that have stimulants in them. Try to eat a slightly large meal 2-3 hours before you go to bed then don't eat afterwards. Keep a fan on in your room for white noise. Try not to use your computer within one hour of bedtime, and keep your room dark and cool. If your insomnia continues, see your doctor for possible medical treatments, but usually insomnia will resolve with these ideas.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Friend is going through rough time in her life and can't sleep or eat, she's on day one of this. What should I expect on day one?

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Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
You both need help: If your friend is not eating or sleeping at all after one day get some outside help. No matter how much you care for your friend you can't help her on your own. Not eating and not sleeping can make a rough time much rougher. Best wishes to both of you.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Been naseous for two weeks and the past two days can't sleep?

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determine the cause: If you have been nauseous for 2 weeks, you should see a doctor and try to determine the cause.
A 43-year-old member asked:

I'm tired and can't sleep during the day, Why not?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May be related to: circadium rhythm.

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