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my mother has difficulty falling asleep. should i be worried for what this means?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Expert evaluation: There are many factors to consider; then the question ''how serious'' can be addressed. You would most likely note general indications such as associated difficulties (appetite, motivation, emotional availability, symptoms are getting worse or better); however, the kindest thing would be to offer to accompany your mother to her 1st app't.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Worry won't help!: Insomnia is a common problem. The thing to do is to see your doctor to rule out medical issues and, if necessary, having a sleep study to assess the problem. There are many ways to help people with insomnia with or without medication. Help her to get to her doctor.

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