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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What can cure insomnia?

What can cure insomnia?

Insomnia: First you need to have an evaluation to know what's causing the insomnia -- otherwise it won't be treated effectively. For instance, it may be related to anxiety disorders, life stress, trauma, or depression. Also there are other disorders such as sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome. Medications can cause it; alcohol use can cause it. See your family physician to get help started. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How do I treat insomnia?

How do I treat insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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Dr. Cyma Khalily Dr. Khalily
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can treat insomnia?

What can treat insomnia?

MANY THINGS!!: Hi look at the many other posts on this same topic. Do the behavior things first like good sleep habits of a set sleep and wake time. Watch diet, exercise, caffeine, alcohol, smoking and that stuff. Then if all of this is done and still with insomnia speak to your physician and see if there is a medication or illness as a cause like depression or anxiety or bipolar. Many medications can treat thi. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can I help insomnia?

How can I help insomnia?

Agree w Dr. Bansal: 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & TV in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr ...Read more

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Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How can I stop insomnia?

How can I stop insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Psychiatry
29 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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How can I treat insomnia?

How can I treat insomnia?

Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relaxing, not too hot or  cold. Avoid caffeine. Avoid large, late meal. Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping. Physical activity may help, but not too close to bedtime. If your doing all these things and not sleeping see your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How do you solve insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How do you treat insomnia?

How do you treat insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can I do for insomnia?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off 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 sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Best way to treat insomnia?

Best way to treat insomnia?

Good Sleep Hygiene : Best way to deal with insomnia is through making sure you're using good sleep practices. Like: keeping the same sleep & wake times even on weekends; ensure that your room is quiet, dark, & cool -- with no tv or computers on; comfy bedding; avoid alcohol & meals within 3 hours of sleep; no caffeine after 12 noon; sleep ritual of soft lights, hot bath, etc. For more: http://tinyurl.Com/lpcwhxt. ...Read more

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Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How can I treat my insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can cause weird insomnia?

What can cause weird insomnia?

Insomnia Causes: Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, bipolar disorder, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Cyma Khalily Dr. Khalily
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can be done for insomnia?

What can be done for insomnia?

A LOT!!!: So very much can be done for insomnia but first have to find out the cause. Like look at your eating and drinking habits. Caffeine, alcohol, eating too late in the day, not exercising, exercising too late, medical problems. The list is very long. Then there are multiple solutions once you find the cause.Discuss this with your physician and they can lead you through all the questions. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What can you do bout insomnia?

What can you do bout insomnia?

For starters: No tv or radio in your bedroom. When you can not sleep leave your bedroom and read, do not watch tv or listen to music. Wait until you are tired then try to go back to bed. Milk or turkey increases seratonin so a snack before bed may help. Melatonin starting at 1mg can help or 25 to 50 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can I do for my insomnia?

Agree w excellent: Input by dr. Jacobson. Some specifics on sleep hygiene: retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off 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 sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Does denamarin cause insomnia?

In humans?: This is a drug that is used for veterinary purposes. I sure hope that you are not consuming it. There've been a few side effects reported in primates, but these were minimal. There have been no side effect reports from dogs and cats, but we also have to realize that they are unable to verbalize. I've left you a link to a website that you can review regarding this issue www.Drugs.Com/vet/denamarin. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can lithium be used for insomnia?

Can lithium be used for insomnia?

Not directly: Sleep disturbance is an important part of bipolar disorder, for which lithium is a longstanding and effective treatment. By evening out the mood disturbance, lithium can normalize sleep pattern. But in this way it's taken daily, and is not helpful as an "as needed" sleep medication for non-bipolar people. ...Read more

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Dr. Catherine Shaw Dr. Shaw
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Why do I have really bad insomnia?

Why do I have really bad insomnia?

Million $ question: Insomnia has many causes: bad sleep hygiene; side effects of certain meds; depression; anxiety; medical illness et al. Please see you dr for evaluation of any medical issues, including current meds. If all is well, have an evaluation for emotional illness including possible ptsd. Practice sleep hygiene. Only use bed for sex/sleep. No electronics, tv. Go to bed and arise same time. Sleep meds help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I've got insomnia, please help me?

How's your sleep: Hygiene? Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off 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 sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How do I avoid developing insomnia?

By taking good care: Of yourself. Eating well, exercising and good sleep hygiene go a long way. Add to that dealing with stress well and you are on your way. However, this may not prevent all sleep disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more