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A 55-year-old female asked:

Have cpap. tried multiple sleep drugs. still no sleep. what can i do? nothing works so far aside mixing alcohol and sleep pills. not a good idea i kno

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Funeral: If you are ready to die- continue to mix alcohol and sleeping pills- just a matter of time. Stop hurting yourself. Trt OTC sominex or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ( not with alcohol)- meditstion, relaxation, massage, aromatherpy, prolonged sexual foreplay: see- lots of safe and fun ways to sleep!
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Dr. Amanda Stream
Critical Care 16 years experience
Mask fit: Patients who suffer from sleep apnea often have difficulty first getting used to a CPAP machine. Many will improve with oral sleep aids however if this is not working, having a mask fitting may improve comfort and tolerability. CPAP machines now come with several different types of masks from nasal pillows to full face. A proper fit or a different style mask may improve tolerance.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017


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