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A 48-year-old member asked:

I am feeling restless at night and can't sleep without zolpidem. what can i try to help me sleep without it?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help: Try using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. One tablet 20 to 30 minutes before sleep can produce mild sedation that last for 4 to 6 hours. This can help with sleep. In addition, make sure you are trying to change your sleep habits.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Routine: Keeping a routine sleep cycle, same wake up and bed times, 30min routine relaxation strategy. 4-500mg of magnesium, gluconate, citrate or threonate 30min before bed may help , if not sufficient adding melatonin may help

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Constantly tired but can't sleep at night. Help?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Start w good sleep : Hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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See your physician if these interventions are not working.
Aug 20, 2013

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