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A 38-year-old female asked:

What can i take for insomnia, i've tried all the otc the drugs & they leave me with a hangover feeling the next morning...help.

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet & dark room, minimize caffeine & alcohol, use relaxing pre-sleep routine, use bedroom only for sleep & sex (no tv, eating, reading, etc.). Talk to a sleep specialist or http://greeleypsychologist.Com/sleep.Xhtml for more details.
Dr. Herbert Popolow
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Meditation: In many popular articles there are helpful tips for falling asleep, such as always going to bed at the same time, turning off all lights and electronic devices, especially the tv, refraining from food and drink for a period of time before trying to sleep, and practicing some form of meditation, etc. However, insomnia may also be due to depression or some other medical problem. See your doctor fir.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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