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Whats the best cure for insomnia or sleep disorder?

Whats the best cure for insomnia or sleep disorder?

Eval + 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, 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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


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What is the single best way to cure insomnia?

What is the single best way to cure insomnia?

Melatonin: Ck w/your doc first and don't take w/other sleeping meds or if pregnant. Melatonin (a hormone) can be helpful for sleep. Take one hour prior to going to bed and a very small dose--many folks take 1 or 2 mg. Peace and good health. I've not seen any "hang over" side effects. Peace and good health. No stimulants after noon. No computer or important work 1 hr. prior to sleep. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure insomnia without taking sleeping pills?

What is the best way to cure insomnia without taking sleeping pills?

CBTi: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is often helpful for identifying and mitigating poor sleep practices that contribute to chronic insomnia. www.shuti.me may offer online resources to help address chronic insomnia. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

A few things: Exercise every day, preferably early afternoon. Wake up at the same time every day no matter what. Get lots of natural light during the day. Avoid stimulants prior to bed. Learn relaxation exercises, as little as five minutes a day can help. ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Sleep hygiene : Insomnia is a difficult one to "cure" as it must come from within you. Typically it is due to overstimulation of the brain, anxiety and sometimes dietary habits. For starters make sure your sleep environment is very low stimulation (no tv) and that you have a routine every night. Seek counseling for the best advice. For a temporary quick fix- it's melatonin may help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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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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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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Can insomnia be cured? How?

Insominia cure yes,: Consider increase daily activity--walks or jogging can help to sleep better. Begin to engage in supervised exercise program. May use natural agents-- melatonin at hs. Consider possible depression as cause of insomina and treat--consider ssri, if no other pathology found consider use of doing a sleep study to rule out apnea or other physiological impairemnt. ...Read more

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