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What to do to go to sleep after focalin (dexmethylphenidate)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Please discuss this: With your prescribing provider. Use good sleep hygiene ; considers options like melatonin.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, >.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
Dec 22, 2013

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