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A 33-year-old member asked:

ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. what sleeping pills could i take that would work?

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Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Consider evaluation: The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
INSOMNIA: Getting good night's sleep is important for physical & mental health. Insomnia might be due to several reasons. Have a physical exam to rule out illness. If cleared consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy that helps you benefit from medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. seek 2nd opinion. You may need a sleep study.

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If my newborn wont sleep on her back, will she get sids?

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Maybe! : We know that back sleeping is a significant risk reducer in sids deaths in babies. It is the single most important thing you can do to prevent death from sids. If your baby is less six months old, keep putting him down on his back to sleep. Also breastfeeding, not smoking, keeping the room a bit cool (think 68 not 74), not wearing a hat, are other factors found to reduce risk.
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How many hours a day should my baby be sleeping?

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Dr. Kathleen Forcier
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Depends on his age: Babies need less sleep as they age. The following is the average amount of sleep babies need at different ages; each individual baby is slightly different. Newborns: 16-18 hr/day (half during the day, half at night) 3 months: 15 hr/ day 9 months: 14 hr/day (but now it's 10 hr at night, 4 during the day) 2 years old: 13 hr/day (most at night with a 2 hour nap) 4 year old 11 hr (no nap).
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A 30-year-old male asked:

If I had a seizure 14 years ago in my sleep with my eyes just rolling no convulsions what kind would that be all my records were lost?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Back off: Jeff - please find yourself a good doctor to talk to face to face. Do not keep sending the same questions. Set your mind at ease and resolve your conflicts. That will be the only way to resolve your concerns!

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