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Greeley, CO
A 61-year-old female asked:

What can i take at night to sleep better,my kidneys are bad so i have to be careful,i take benadryl for allergies and melatonin and simvastatin,any sleeping pills i can buy thats not bad for kidneys,trains are banging all night and i cant sleep?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Most prescribed sleeping pills are not nephrotoxic but taking sleeping pill every night is not a good idea. Both benadryl and melatonin are the common meds for insomnia but they are not always effective. Behavior therapy and sleep hygiene are the best treatments. Avoid daytime nap, keep yourself busy all days (mind and body), go to bed the same time, no toss and turn & do deep breathing technique.
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