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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have tried to follow good sleep hygiene and i still can't sleep.i also take sleeping pills and they don't work.should i see sleep specialist?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rafael Ubeda
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: You need some help to evaluate your schedule of daily activities , diseases if you have , medications if you take , develop a plan of diet , fluids , exercise , rest And finally schedule your sleeping cycle , ideal aprox for 90 days.
Dr. Sara Buckley
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
When people say they: can't sleep, they usu mean they can't sleep at night or they're not sleeping as much as they like or think they should. My guess is u do sleep at some time during a 24-hour cycle. If not, ur writing well for someone so sleep-deprived. Ur on a lot of sedative meds-this can have a boomerang effect-you fall asleep for 1,5-3 hrs then ur brain wakes up. C ur doc about reducing the # of meds ur on.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I see that you: have both insomnia and anxiety. How well is your anxiety controlled? That can significantly impact sleep. Have you had cognitive behavioral therapy to specifically address your sleep? If you have addressed/ done these things - than I would discuss eval by a sleep specialist with your pcm. Take care.

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