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A 32-year-old male asked:

My sleeping pills no longer work?

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Dr. Selina Tsogang
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Find cause and solve: With Insomnia, it is always important to figure out what is causing it.In your case,it is also associated to neck pain. These two symptoms are very common when is stressing or under a lot of pressure. You also need to make sure that you stay away from caffeine as it make aggravate the lack of sleep. Exercise will help you a lot in trying to reduce stress.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Get on schedule: Best to have a regular sleep and wake time. D/c caffeine,in the afternoon and bright light 1 hr before bed. Environment should be quiet, dark, cool and comfy. 4-500mg magnesium gluconate or magnesium citrate(natural calm) may help

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Are there any over-the-counter sleeping pills that work?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
A couple: Melatonin helps many. Some folks get drowsy with Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or dramamine, or even meclizine.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Do you know how sleeping pills work?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: There are lots of sleeping pillos so this is very broad question. Many rx sleep pills work by GABA in brain or with receptors that suppress 'wake.' these may come in many forms like antihistamines, benzodiazepines, alcohol. Differences with them are how addicting they are and how long they last. Typically the sleep is all stage 2 which is relatively light sleep.

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