A 25-year-old member asked:
i haven't been able to sleep in 2 days. today will be day 3. how can i fix this?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edmund Cavazos answered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Can't sleep: Many reasons: any new meds, or over the counter meds, increase caffeine/alcohol intake, napping during the day, current life stressor or changes, working out later in the day.If you feel like you do need to sleep and feel great after a few hours could be signs of bipolar but there would b other symptoms.Depression in people sleep to much or can't sleep new mattress/sleeping partner can b reasons.
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Meds: Good sleep hygiene. Use bed for sleep only. No caffeine before bed and no big meal before bed. Listen to soft music. No tv or anything that is activating you mind. You should also see your doctor for medication option.
Last updated May 8, 2016
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