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Are There Any Medicines I Can Take For My Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
I have lots of trouble sleeping, take meds for depression.What kind of exercises can I do so i can sleep for 8hrs straight?
I'm writing my medical exams and I need to overnight. Are there any pills that can stop sleep? With No side effects? Help me
Sleep: Sleep is extremely important for you in high stress situations and trying to memorize large amounts of information. For your age at least 7-8h of good quality sleep are required. You need to relax and have also moderate intensity physical activities to help handling the time pressure. ...Read more
Are there any medicines that can stop snoring? Nasal strips and sleeping on my side aren’t working. I don’t really want surgery. Is there anything else i can try?
Hello. This : Hello. This answer depends on wether or not you have sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, then there are no current medications that work. If you dont have sleep apnea, and you just snore and you are snoring because your nose is congested from allergies, then using nasal sprays or antihistamines can help snoring.. First step to treating snoring is to find out if you have sleep apnea. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There are no specific medications that addresses chronic paralysis but limb rehabilitation has made some great advances in providing some functional recovery utilizing modern technology. Have your doctor refer you to a good physical medicine rehabilitation doctor. I hope this answer helps. And if you have already looked into this unsuccessfully then i apologize. ...Read more
Sure are BUT: First things first...whose diagnosis are you stating that you're depressed? Was there a solid and reasonably indepth workup to see that you actually fit the major criteria for such a diagnosis. And why take medication when other ways or means to resolve your problems exist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melatonin can be: Helpful. Also, use good sleep hygiene. 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, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety: Some are kava kava & vallerian.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me is there any type of sleeping pills i can take, so I am able to sleep for two whole days?
Sleeping 48 hours: Straight is not a healthy goal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sleep hygiene: Here are some suggestions: (1) try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day; (2) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; (3) relax before bed; (3) if possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning; (4) don't lie in bed awake (get up and relax a while); (5) control your room temperature (keep it cool). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia?
Sleep hygiene : Good sleep hygiene is critical to relieving insomnia. 1) go to bed each night at the same time and get up each morning at the same time, at least seven hours later. 2) avoid large meals before bedtime. 3) don't do anything in bed except sleep or sex. No gadgets. 4) if you awaken, leave bed for a comfortable chair and read in soft lighting until tired and return to bed. Get up at prescribed time. ...Read more
See your doctor: Unfortunately, there's no quick OTC med fix for depression and sleep difficulty. Both can be complicated and the result of many factors. You would do well to speak honestly to your pcp for guidance. He/she would know if there were health issues or tests that might be done to properly diagnose. Your pcp would also be able to refer you to a mental health professional which may be helpful. Take care. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No, but...: In reality, there is no effective OTC pills for improving nocturia but AZO (phenazopyridine) may help ease nocturia to a degree if it is induced by UTI or OAB or IC. For more on nocturia, go to article in http://www.formefirst.com/Nocturia.html. For other related issues about urination, go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. More? Contact me. Best wish.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: There are no perfect treatments. Anti-viral and anti-fungals have been helpful in some patients. Herbal supplements like clove, thyme, and oregano which have anti-viral and anti-fungal activities could help if ingested. Topical vit d oil might be beneficial. Check blood 25-oh vit d 3 and see if it is low. Topical or oral coconut oil which is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial might be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: I recommend consulting your doctor before starting any natural remedies as insomnia can be a symptom of another condition, such as depression, anxiety or sleep apnea. You should go to bed at the same time every night, get some sunlight and exercise during the day, and minimize your intake of caffeine, stimulants and alcohol. Taking magnesium, calcium, zinc, melatonin, or valerian may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
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