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Can Gravol Help You Sleep
Inositol: Inositol at doses of 12-18 grams/day can be helpful in anxiety. If that's what interfering with your sleep, inositol may help. However there have been a few case reports of inositol possibly inducing mania -- in which case the person would have insomnia. These cases resolved within a few days of stopping the inositol, and the patients were also taking other medications at the time, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Associations: Then your brain only associates your bed with sleep when it sees the bed or you are on the bed. (adults often use the bed for sex as well as sleep). If you associate the bed with tv, chatting on the fun, etc - you brain will be stimulated (you want brain waves to slow down to sleep). ...Read more
Can you please discuss the over-the-counter sleep aids I could use to help me fall asleep at night?
Sleep aid: You can try using melatonin as directed. Diphenhydramine (benadryl (diphenhydramine) like) will only work temporarily since your body will gradually adjust to this side effect. Most importantly avoid eating or drinking anything with caffeine after 5 pm. This includes tea and chocolate. Taking a hot shower in the evening will help you relax and the cooling effect will help your body signals to promote sleep. ...Read more
How can I Improve sleep habits and environment and does sleeping pills will help me to sleep quickly?
Sleep consult: As sleep physician, your question is general. Better to adhere to good sleep habits available on many professional society web. Using sleeping aid only after sleep consult, you are very young. https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Depends on your tolerance & if taking other medications. Lowest dose is 25 mg. & can go to 50 mg. Unless otherwise stated by your doctor. ...Read more
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, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gravol: I don't know which gravol product you're talking about -- there are several of them. http://tinyurl.com/lar4efy the ones with ginger only probably would not help you sleep, but the ones with dimenhydrinate in them might. Please discuss with your own physician, as i also don't know what other medications you might be taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Some antibiotics can cause patients to become dizzy or drowsy while taking them. Please check the side effect pamphlet accompanying your prescription. Always see how you feel while on any medication before you decide to operate any heavy machinery. ...Read more
Doctor suggested Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help sleep. Can i take melatonin with it? I have 5mg tablets.
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