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A 31-year-old female asked:

i have a sleep disorder n have trouble sleeping n tried restoril, (temazepam) don't work, please what is the best sleep medication?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
The experts say...: Here is a great place to get advice. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene when a 1st choice drug is not effective, it often means that there are some things you can do on your own or with a sleep clinic workup and treatment plan. Solving problems can be like solving a crime - keep hunting for the real problem. Good luck!
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Alternative to meds: I'm sorry, i'm not really answering your question. Still i hope I am helpful. Every sleep med has s/e and none is safe, or even effective when taken long-term. Best way to manage sleep problems (after making sure that all treatable emotional and physical causes are appropriately managed), is to follow good sleep hygiene. An example of what that means is here (from harvard) - http://tinyurl.Com/8c7.

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