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A 23-year-old female asked:

I sleep only 4-5 hours every day. i lay down at 12am but sometimes i don't fall asleep until 6am. i am so tired but sleep does not come what's wrong?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Most difficult: A multitude of answers & no ready known cause. Difficulty falling asleep might be ameliorated by melatonin, greater daytime exercise, setting circadian clock by routine views of sunrise & sunset, & avoidance of napping. In my medical experience the most satisfied sleep recipients have been hundreds of medicinal cannabis users; california residents in a state where cannabis is authorized.

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Last updated Jun 18, 2013

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