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what kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for primary insomnia?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many: Insomnia is very prevalent and affects everyone some times. One should start with a comfortable room and bed, pleasant temperature, and stress reducers like a warm bath/shower, soft relaxing music or white noise. Avoid late day stimulants with caffeine or nicotine. Otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenydramine) is helpful on occasion. Prescription meds are available along with counseling from your family doctor.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Two components: Eliminate the use of caffeine, especially after noon. Do not use tobacco or alcohol near bedtime. Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime. Exercise early in the day before dinner to alleviate stress, but do not exercise before bedtime. Avoid daytime naps, and establish a regular schedule for going to bed and getting up keep the bedroom at a comfortable temperature, and minimize light and noise+medecine.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Insomnia: 1st) sleep hygiene( dark quiet room c good temperature, drink warm glass of milk or tea like "sleepy time tea" or tilo tea., shower at night, exercise two or three hours before. Read and listen classical music with low volume). Try valeriana &/or melatonin 2) try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg/ night (or chlortrimeton) if not contraindic. 3) try only x 2 weeks sleeping pills prescribed. 4)tx other med. Problems.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Prim. Insomnia?: First u need to see your PCP to find out the reason. For this onsomnia. And if no reason found than best thing is sleep hygiene , exersize before 4 pm and avoid drinking caffeinated beverage after 4 , and for a shirt time u can take sleeping pill on as needed basis , if u take it for a long time might stop working.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Primary Insomnia Tre: I understand your need for relief from Insomnia. As per national instate of Health-Treatment needs be based on the nature and severity of symptoms. Non-pharmacologic treatments are effective. These can be warm milk before going to bed, or Tryptophan Ambien and Sonata have short half-lives and minimal side effects. Please see your Physician for diagnosis and Treatment. You deserve Good Sleep!

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Do a lot of people get primary insomnia?

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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Primary insomnia?

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Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Insomnia: Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia can sap not only your energy level and mood but also your health, work performance and quality of life. *http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/home/ovc-20256955

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