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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Night Terrors

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What treatment is available for night terrors?

What treatment is available for night terrors?

Sleep terrors: Night terrors usually occur in the 3rd phase of non-rem sleep. Treatment may include: 1. To sleep at a regular schedule. 2. Reassurance and additional comfort during the day time. 3. Psychotherapy or counseling can be helpful. 4. Brief use of a benzodiazepine can reduce night terrors. ...Read more

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Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder," this is a condition characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes his or her life or personal safety, occur during the ...Read more


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Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Solutions for myoclonus seizures. Specifically at night.

See below: If these are truly myoclonic seizures, you should talk with an epileptologist, but I have found Levetiracetam (keppra) to be particularly useful for this type of seizure. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

No: Excessive daytime sleepiness has many causes. It could be related to a medical problem (heart failure), psychiatric (depression), stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medication, etc. It would be best to be seen by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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A very good alternative therapies for hypersomnia?

A very good alternative therapies for hypersomnia?

Treat the cause: Hypersomnia is not a diagnosis but a symptom and cause needs to be evaluated for right treatment. It could be due to depression, anxiety or sheer boredom but also could be due to obstructive sleep apnea which needs to be evaluated and treated. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for sleep apnea outside of using different masks with air at night?

What are treatment options for sleep apnea outside of using different masks with air at night?

Masks alternatives: There are many alternatives including: oral appliances, surgery, weight loss and changing certain habits (e.g. avoid alcohol or eating near bed time). See your PCP for consultation. Oral appliances may be an effective treatment option for you. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for social anxiety at college?

What are effective treatments for social anxiety at college?

Local physician: In my experience in treating college students, I have found that a combination of medications and psychotherapy works best. Whether you see a psychiatrist at home on occasion, or one near school, is up to you. The medications are safe and effective. Then, you can find a therapist at school to work with you there. Doing therapy without meds is sometimes not effective. ...Read more

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Most effective approachess to get a good night sleep?

Here are a bunch.: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Alternative therapies for sle?

Alternative therapies for sle?

No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more

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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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Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Sleep position: Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition. There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea. ...Read more

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Does night guards helps TMJ pain? What other treatments are available for this?

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Does night guards helps TMJ pain? What other treatments are available for this?

Sometimes, yes: The most important thing however is to have your condition diagnosed properly by a qualified professional, such as Orofacial Pain specialist. They are the experts and strongly recommend first using the most conservative, reversible and noninvasive treatments possible. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...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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What are good treatments for insomnia?

What are good  treatments for insomnia?

CBT THerapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation traingin and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp an nimh sponsored harvard study found cbt treatment effects lasted a year or more. ...Read more

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My mother has sever insomia. She desperately is searching for ways to get a peaceful night's worth of sleep. Are there any effective treatments?

My mother has sever insomia. She desperately is searching for ways to get a peaceful night's worth of sleep. Are there any effective treatments?

Sleep Hygiene: She needs to practice sleep hygiene, bedtime and rising time same each day, dark room, no tv's , i devices off an hour before bed, warm bath, glass of milk with turkey breast (for the tryptophan that converts to melatonin) Limit alcohol. OTC metatonin ok. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What treatments are available for nocturnal migraines?

What treatments are available for nocturnal migraines?

Triptans: Migraines often awaken people from sleep and can be severe. If an oral triptan (such as sumatriptan, sumatriptan/ naproxen/sodium, eletripan, rizatriptan, etc) does not work, then subcutaneous sumatriptan may be more effective helping up to 80% of people. ...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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