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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why can't i get a full night's sleep without drinking alcohol or taking a sedative?

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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Addiction: I apologize for being the bearer of bad news but either this is a physical or psychological addiction depending on the amount of drug (alcohol is a drug, esp in your circumstance). The question is whether or not you developed a tolerance and need to drink or take more sedatives. This is an acute problem that you should discuss with your family physician or addiction specialist.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
See your doctor: For a work up. It may be related to your use of alcohol and medications, but insomnia can be related to many medical problems. Get it checked out before you self medicate.

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