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Are there any good medications that I can take to be able to sleep properly?

Are there any good medications that I can take to be able to sleep properly?

Depends on cause of: Insomnia. If caused by a specific situation, interventions before medication may be better. Examples; too much tv or computer time, eating and exercising too late in the evening, staying up late wrecking sleep quality. Change those behaviors before medcation is used. If it's depression or other diagnosed psychiatric disorders only your physician can say what is good medication. ...Read more

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I haven't been able to sleep well for the past week or so. This is starting to really depress me. What is the best medication to take to fall asleep?

I haven't been able to sleep well for the past week or so. This is starting to really depress me. What is the best medication to take to fall asleep?

Exercise: Exercise with good sleep hygiene is in my experience best for sound sleep. Reviewing your medicine I see Xanax (alprazolam) listed. Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine, a class of drugs well known to alter the sleep-wake cycle. If you suffer from a serious psychiatric condition please talk to your psychiatrist about your lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Is nyquil nighttime helpful to take if I am stuffed up and a sore throat to be able to sleep or is something else better? Tylenol (acetaminophen) c/f didnt help much

Is nyquil nighttime helpful to take if I am stuffed up and a sore throat to be able to sleep or is something else better? Tylenol (acetaminophen) c/f didnt help much

Ask your pharmacist: There are many different cold and flu concoctions available, and they target different symptoms. Ask you pharmacist to help you decide which OTC preparation can best help your symptoms. Pharmacists are very well educated and knowledgeable health care professionals, who can be a fount of assistance. If your symptoms persists more than a week or so, seek your doctors help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person be nocturnal? I have never been able to sleep very good at night and i find it easier to sleep during the day.

Can a person be nocturnal? I have never been able to sleep very good at night and i find it easier to sleep during the day.

Some say it's true: Others say it's a cultural alteration on the basic species type - a day person. - one that might be more common in humans with higher iqs. Here's an article: http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201005/why-night-owls-are-more-intelligent-morning-larks best! ...Read more

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Bad insomnia, haven't slept in days i haven't been able to sleep in days. I take multiple sleeping pills to help with insomnia but they're not working. What can I do?

Bad insomnia, haven't slept in days i haven't been able to sleep in days. I take multiple sleeping pills to help with insomnia but they're not working. What can I do?

See a psychiatrist: Certainly you have to rule out bipolar disorder. Please see a psychiatrist who. Can diagnose you and render appropriate treatment. Insomnia that severe is almost always from a psychiatric condition or withdrawal from something. You need acute intervention. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I am not able to sleep ..Hardly 4-5 hours a day...I stay depressed and out of energy all day too.What to do ?What medicine should I take

I am not able to sleep ..Hardly 4-5 hours a day...I stay depressed and out of energy all day too.What to do ?What medicine should I take

You need to: Go to doc , you probably need both medication and counseling. They work best together. It is important that you not put it off any longer. Go as soon as possible. ...Read more

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