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A 46-year-old member asked:

I am prescribed temazepam for insomnia. but i wake up evey 2 hours. so doc gave me valium 10mg. im still waking up a lot. should i ask to up my dose?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
No: Those are not the ideal meds for insomnia. Consider time release melatonin, and explore sleep hygiene. Also aerobic exercise. Consider that a methylation insufficiency may be adding to the problem. Consider testing for mthfr and comt genes. Cut back on caffeine. Avoid alcohol before bedtime. Ambien, (zolpidem) or even Remeron may keep you asleep longer.

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