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A 34-year-old male asked:

I recently went off prozac and seroquel (quetiapine) and can't sleep. the doctor said that i should take seroquel (quetiapine) for sleep. it helps a little but i'm still not sleeping right? what should i do?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Sleep hygiene : Reset your natural circadian rhythm by the following... Use sunlight to wake up at the same time every morning(open the curtains so the rising sunlight hits your closed eyes). Get up every day around the same time, take no naps, and go to bed for no more than 8 hrs.No caffeine after lunch. Good luck.
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Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes commented
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Add in a half hour of SAME sleep routine each night so your body begins to recognize "hey, we are getting read for bed". Starts up your own natural melatonin production.
Jun 16, 2013
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 23 years experience
Sleep specialist: There are so many things that could be affecting your sleep that you'd probably end up doing better if you sought the help of a sleep specialist.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Insomnia: Not sure what the seroquel (quetiapine) dose is, but please talk with the prescribing doctor to see if increasing the dose is possible. Also, sleep hygiene techniques is worth a try.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
See a sleep doc too: You should see a sleep disorders specialist to find out if you have sleep apnea that could be worsening your depression. Also, Klonopin can worsen sleep apnea if you do have it, unless it is treated with cpap. Effexor (venlafaxine) xr can also disturb sleep, so discuss timing of it with your doctor.
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