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Foster City, California
A 30-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep) (worsened by: varying sleep schedule, alcohol use) and feeling anxious...

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sleep issues: It is not uncommon in this day and age with everyone's busy schedules to have sleep issues. Things you can control now is stop the alcohol, try to get a regimented sleep schedule and see your Doctor for control of the anxiety. Best wishes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Consider med eval: for anxiety & poor sleep. Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading,
Last updated Nov 2, 2018
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