A 25-year-old member asked:
my mother has difficulty falling asleep. should i be worried for what this means?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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.
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.
Last updated Nov 24, 2016
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