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I have trouble sleeping, and often can't get to sleep until the sun is up. do you have any suggestions? i don't drink, smoke, or consume caffeine.

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Dr. Katharine Cox answered

Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Sleeping: Make sure you practice good bedroom hygiene. No lights and no electronic equipment including a TV . A warm during of non caffeinated tea or warm milk may help. If you are cold grab a warm blanket. All the best and if this isn't working talk to your doctor or a phycologist. All the best.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Laurence Badgley answered

Specializes in General Practice

Cannabis: ? sleep disorder. This condition, if chronic, can sometimes lead to depression. Synthetic pharmaceuticals often have unpleasant side effects. Melatonin, Valerian, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are overrated. OTC edible (few drops of glycerine tincture) cannabis (indica variety) taken about an hour before bedtime is very effective for this problem. The Internet is replete with information about proper use.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Sleep hygiene.: To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. And certainly don't drink caffeinated beverages within several hours of going to bed.

Answered 6/4/2017

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