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A 24-year-old female asked:

I've had a very hard time falling asleep for the past few nights. i've only gotten about 3 hours of sleep each night. what are the safest prescription medications that i can use to help me fall asleep? (i take 25mg zoloft and 20mg nexium everyday).

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. al mamon Abu ghanimah
13 years experience
It can help: First try to: - Set a regular bedtime. -Wake up at the same time every day. -If you find yourself getting sleepy way before your bedtime, get off the couch and do something mildly stimulating to avoid falling asleep. - A warm (not hot!) bath 90 minutes before bed. -herbs like (valerian, passion flower). -According to the drugs diazepam can help to treat the insomnia but under prescription
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Find cause: Need more information to know what's causing lack of sleep. Meds should be discussed with prescribing doctor who also should know what's going on that you can only sleep 3 hr/night. Some common reasons: situational stress, mood disorder not fully recognized, excess alcohol or other substance abuse that may be minimized. Keep a log of your sleep pattern and discuss openly with your doctor.

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