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Is somnapure effective at treating sleeping disturbances?

Is somnapure effective at treating sleeping disturbances?

Unclear: This is not a fda approved drug for insomnia and hasn't been studied in a rigorous manner. It is considered a food supplement that is generally regarded as safe, but efficacy is lacking from scientific studies. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is trazodone effective for sleeping?

Is trazodone effective for sleeping?

Yes: I see my colleagues endorse trazodone only cautiously, but i've had good success with it in my practice. It's non-addictive (unlike many sleep aids), the dose is easily adjustable, and it's long-acting, so it gives a full night's sleep. It's not quick-acting, so best to take it a little ahead of bedtime. Side effects are rare in my experience. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) effective at treating sleep apnea?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) effective at treating sleep apnea?

Benzodiazepines as a: Trratment for sleep apnea are contraindicated because they all, including xanax, (alprazolam) tend to depress our respiratory centers and can be even more depressing and even dangerous in sleep apnea. There are other medications that a physician can use to help sleep problems safely. Over the counter sleep aids when one is on prescription meds should be discussed with the prescribing physician or practitioner. ...Read more

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Is tryptophan effective for sleep?

Is tryptophan effective for sleep?

Tryptophan: Tryptophan is an Amino Acid that can be bought over-the-counter without prescription and helps some people with sleep. It is in high content in some foods such as turkey and high consumption can have the same effect. The research evidence is mixed and it does not meet the criteria of the fda for treatment of sleep problems. However, given that it is generally very safe it is probably worth a try. ...Read more

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Is weight loss effective at treating sleep apnea?

Is weight loss effective at treating sleep apnea?

Yes: Weight loss is a corner stone of the treatment in sleep apnea. Returning the body mass index to a normal range can lead to an improvement, if not even the cure of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How effective is restoril (temazepam) in treating insomnia?

Effective: Restoril (temazepam) can be a good short-term treatment for insomnia. It has been on the market for decades so its risks are well known. ...Read more

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What is a safe OTC sleep aid for insomnia? Is melatonin ok?

Melatonin: Melatonin is a very safe and effective substance for insomnia. We naturally produce melatonin in our pineal gland every evening, because the release is triggered by low light or darkness in the environment. If you are under artificial light, melatonin is produced but not released. Also, it has been found that it is an antitumoral agent. Sometimes melatonin needs higher doses, up to 20 mg is safe. ...Read more

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Hi! which is more effective in terms of treating sleeping disorder? Kava kava or Valerian?

Hi! which is more effective in terms of treating sleeping disorder? Kava kava or Valerian?

Depends: Herbs and vitamins are similar to medications in that none works for all. It is more a question of which helps you and which doesnt. Unfortunately, that comes down to trial and error. There is also Melatonin, Tryptophan, and Lobelia to name a few other substances that are often helpful. While the medications work 'better", they have more side effects and some are addicting ...Read more

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What is the most effective prescription sleeping medicine?

What is the most effective prescription sleeping medicine?

There is no one: Most effective sleeping medication. There are many medications that doctors use to treat sleep such as zolpidem (ambien or Ambien cr), Eszopiclone (lunesta), Ramelteon (rozerem), zaleplon (sonata), silenor (doxepine), antidpressants &benzodiazapines. ...Read more

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What's the best effective sleeping pill for years of sleep insomnia?

What's the best effective sleeping pill for years of sleep insomnia?

See you take : Trazodone ; melatonin. Would encourage sleep medicine specialist evaluation at this point. Do you have good sleep hygiene? Retire ; rise same time @ day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool- use only for sex ; sleep. No tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before bed. ...Read more

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Is elavil (amitriptyline) effective for teens with ptsd?

Is elavil (amitriptyline) effective for teens with ptsd?

Sleep symptoms: I agree with dr. Ali. In order to reach a therapeutic dose to treat ptsd, the side effects from Elavil (amitriptyline) could be profound. It may be beneficial in small doses for the insomnia associated with ptsd. Ssri's are first line antidepressants for ptsd. ...Read more

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Is the sleep provided by mirtazapine remeron considered restful sleep or is it restless sleep? considered real sleep or is it a drug induced coma?fake

Is the sleep provided by mirtazapine remeron considered restful sleep or is it restless sleep? considered real sleep or is it a drug induced coma?fake

Remeron (mirtazapine) is used: to treat depression, so it depends on why you’re taking it. Without knowing more about the underlying reasons for your sleep problems, if they’re related to depression for example, it’s hard to say whether or not this will give you restful sleep. Remeron is not a sleep med but is sedating; it treats depression, which can treat insomnia that is related to depression. ...Read more

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How effective is riluzole at treating ALS?

How effective is riluzole at treating ALS?

Riluzole for ALS: Riluzole only slows the progression of ALS but does not cure it. There is no cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and there is only one approved medicine to treat the disease is Riluzole. Unfortunately, it has no lasting effect. ...Read more

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Is "Provent Therapy" from sleep apnea as effective as a CPAP or at least 50% effective, compared to CPAP?

Is "Provent Therapy" from sleep apnea as effective as a CPAP or at least 50% effective, compared to CPAP?

Provent therapy: Cpap is the gold standard and the most effective. Pro ent can help in mild apnea but really is not that effective for moderate to severe apnea. Maybe you should contact an ent who does sleep apnea surgery if you are not tolerating cpap. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion (triazolam)? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?

Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion (triazolam)? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?

Depends: How long have you been on Halcion (triazolam) or trazodone. This determines the amount of sedation you will suffer. Halcion (triazolam) is okay for short term use, but should not be used for more than a few weeks, because it is addictive and tolerance and rebound insomnia can develop. Trazodone should be only given at dose prescribed by physician, with any increase in dose determined by the doc giving it. ...Read more

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