A 19-year-old female asked:
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i keep waking up every 60 minutes for no reason and i find it hard to fall asleep. i will lay in bed for hours trying. what can i do to sleep better?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Melatonin: Melatonin is available OTC. Give that a try and if your sleep is no better in 2 weeks then see your doctor
Answered on Oct 5, 2016
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Dr. Ahmad Saab
42 years experience Family Medicine
Insomnia: Many conditions can cause insomnia. Some of them such as sleep apnea is a serious condition, associated with stopping breathing during sleep which can lead to daytime somnolence, palpitations and congestive heart failure. It is important to determine cause before treating insomnia. Sleep hygiene is helpful. Do not watch TV or read a book or pay bills in your bedroom.
Answered on Jul 18, 2014

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