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can you recommend a sleeping medicine stronger than restoril (temazepam) (30mg) that is not an antipsychotic?

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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Simpler meds: First of all do all the things that are recommended for good sleep. The list is long and many help a lot. Have you tried melatonin-a natural substance that the brain produces to promote sleep. What about trazadone? It used to be used an an antidepressant until it was discovered not to be especially effective but most people who used it found it to be very effective for sleep.

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How many hours should my newborn be sleeping?

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18-20 hours: Most newborns are only awake for feedings, diaper changes and, on average, a few hours of crying time per day. Remember that this is an average. Some babies, just like some adults, need less sleep. If your baby is happy, healthy and growing properly, she is probably getting enough sleep. Also, most newborns are more awake at night, so try to nap when she is napping.
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How much sleep should my newborn get each day?

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Can I sleep on my back while pregnant?

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A 30-year-old male asked:

No seizure 14years on only 3.1 Dilantin level seen 3 neuros they will not give me EEG is it safe to say I wont have another first was in sleep?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is propofol safe for a patient with sleep apnea?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes, no problem: In fact i had surgery just last week, and Propofol was used for my anesthesia too. I have sleep apnea, and there were no issues whatsoever. Your physician and anesthesiologist do need to know about your apnea, so be sure you tell them in advance.

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