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A 18-year-old female asked:

During night time i usually can't sleep well, tried to take pills and still i can't sleep well. any medications? am i suffering from insomnia?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: Insomnia can be frustrating. To determine the underlying cause of the insomnia, it's recommended that you see a sleep medicine specialist. Until then, try improving your sleep hygiene by avoiding alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, bright lights, vigorous exercise, large meals, ; electronics (tv, phone, computer, etc). Close to bedtime. Fall asleep ; wake up at the same time everyday. Hope this helps!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Insomnia is possible: sleep hygiene is key .Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used 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. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
bath & lavender scent.
Oct 13, 2017
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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