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What's the best remedy for insomnia?

What's the best remedy for insomnia?

Cognitive Behavioral: As previously answered start w/ medical evaluation cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation training and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds in an nimh sponsored harvard study with improvements lasting a year or more: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp. ...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


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Best treatment for anxiety?

Best treatment for anxiety?

No best treatment: There are many ways to treat anxiety including psychotherapy, ssri's, buspirone, benzodiazepines, etc. Sometimes you may have underlying medical problems causing anxiety, which need to be addressed. There is no one best treatment for anxiety that works for everyone. Each patient is unique. One size doesn't fit all. ...Read more

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Best treatment for headaches?

Depends on the cause: First you need a diagnosis of the cause. Headaches (has) can be caused by muscle tension, migraines, tumors, infections, etc. Once you know the cause, it's easier to determine a treatment. Ex: many has diagnosed as recurrent 'tension' has are actually due to treatable problems in the neck, head bones, upper back, ribs, etc. An osteopathic dr. (unlike most md's) can diagnose & treat these causes. ...Read more

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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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What is a good natural cure for insomnia?

What is a good natural cure for insomnia?

Regular bedtime rout: Good sleep hygiene is the best natural cure for insomnia once other physical factors have been ruled out,with a sleep,study. Avoid overstimulation as you approach bed with a simple ritual that you create in order to help your body learn that beds are for sleeping so no TV or food allowed! A supplement that is natural and helpful as you develop this ritual is melatonin. Check with doc about dose ...Read more

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What is a good natural cure for insomnia?

What is a good natural cure for insomnia?

Insomnia: Depending on the causes which need to be treated first. For primary insomnia with no apparent cause, sleep hygeine works fairly well. Refer to my articles on the topic. ...Read more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure insomnia?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure insomnia?

Insomnia: Depending on the causes which need to be treated first. For primary insomnia with no apparent cause, sleep hygeine works fairly well. Google the words "sleep hygiene" or refer to my similar answers for details. ...Read more

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Remedy for depression?

Remedy for depression?

Correct diagnosis?: Make sure you have the correct diagnosis, since there are many medical conditions that can produce depression. If depressed, it would be a good idea to reduce or quit drinking since alcohol is a CNS depressant. A combination of medication and therapy often works well. Make sure you are eating well, getting enough sleep, and working to make positive changes in work, family, and relationships. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

See a specialist: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment option for severe chronic insomnia?

What is the best treatment option for severe chronic insomnia?

Begin with eval: The best treatment would begin with an evaluation -- probably with both a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist. Some physicians have both these qualifications, and you need careful consideration in both realms. If there are additional symptoms like movement & speaking problems you may need a neurologist in your team as well. Then, helpful treatment suggestions can be made. ...Read more

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What works best for chronic fatigue?

What works best for chronic fatigue?

Variable: There are many different causes and reasons for chronic fatigue ranging from hypothyroidism to anemia to cardiac disease or emotional conditions. Therefore, there is no set answer to this question. The cause of the fatigue needs to be investigated with your physician. ...Read more

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Best treatment for psriosis?

Best treatment for psriosis?

Psoriasis Therapy: Psoriasis treatments can be divided into three main types: topical treatments, light therapy and systemic medications. Topical treatments include Clobex Spray and vectical, light therapy with narrow band uvb, and systemic medications with biologics like Enbrel (etanercept) or Humira and others. ...Read more

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What is the best non-medicinal treatment for depression / anxiety?

What is the best non-medicinal treatment for depression / anxiety?

Depends on severity: Whether you'll need medicine for depression/anxiety depends on the severity of your symptoms. But you could certainly start with a good psychotherapist, because talk therapy (esp. Cbt) can provide excellent results. Also increasing exercise on your own, plus making sure you get consistent rest/sleep daily too. Classical homeopathy treatment with a trained practitioner is another possibility. ...Read more

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Best natural treatment for xenophobia?

Best natural treatment for xenophobia?

Travel: The best natural treatment for xenophobia is to travel to different places. There will be an appreciation of other cultures, customs, languages, etc. We should be thankful to live in the U.S. For many reasons including our freedom and democracy, but there are always new things to learn about other people that can help raise our tolerance and understanding of others. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for insomia?

What is the best cure for insomia?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene is best option. Sometimes, medications are used on as needed basis. ...Read more

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What are the best remmedies for insomnia?

What are the best remmedies for insomnia?

Some thoughts: Exercise. Eat healthy foods and stay well hydrated. Do something relaxing prior to sleeping and make sure your mind is not racing/stressed. Try to maintain a predictable schedule. Don't drink too much alcohol... I'm sure my neurology, sleep medicine, and psychiatry colleagues will have some thoughts too... :). ...Read more

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Whats the best cure for hypothyroidism?

Whats the best cure for hypothyroidism?

Treated not cured: The most common cause for hypothyroidism in the us is autoimmune related. For most people, it is a permanent loss of thyroid function. It is easily treated by taking thyroid hormone daily, but it typically cannot be "cured", so that you don't have to take medication. Thyroid hormone however is relatively cheap and if taken correctly has no significant side effects. ...Read more

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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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What is the best home remedy for stress and insomnia?

What is the best home remedy for stress and insomnia?

See below: Talk to you primary care doctor about insomnia. Establish time when you would like to go to bed/bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:) to deal w/stress: self-care, relaxation, balanced nutrition. ...Read more

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