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Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

No: Excessive daytime sleepiness has many causes. It could be related to a medical problem (heart failure), psychiatric (depression), stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medication, etc. It would be best to be seen by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

What are some natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Gingko,tea,coffee: If you have excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy, i wonder whether you have sleep apnea. This necessitates a sleep study to diagnose and begins with a physician consultation. This can then lead to correct diagnosis and correction of the problem. In addition to getting a good night's sleep, natural stimulants such as gingko, tea, or coffee can help increase alertness. ...Read more

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Does provigil work for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Yes: Yes. It is an fda approved drug for eds (excessive daytime sleepiness). But i would try to determine why there is eds in the first place. A sleep study is a good start as well as an veal by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Is melatonin good for sleep maitenence insomnia?

Is melatonin good for sleep maitenence insomnia?

Periodic insomnia: Melatonin can help with sporadic insomnia. Many conditions can contribute to insomnia. Best idea is to see a psychiatrist to investigate your insomnia and its cause(s). A sleep study may even be needed. Then the best treatment plan can be developed with you. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for obstructive sleep apnea?

Is there any medication for obstructive sleep apnea?

See your PCP: Many treatment options are available for obstructive sleep apnea. The recommended therapy for sleep apnea depends on its severity, which is usually determined by a sleep study or examination. See your PCP for evaluation and referral for sleep study and management. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Can you tell me natural remedies for excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy?

Need information: There are no proven natural remedies for what you state above. Rather, with limited information above you may have poor sleep hygiene (sleeping early and getting 8 hours total) or even sleep apnea, where you unintentionally stop breathing periodically during your sleep, resulting in poor sleep quality. The danger in excessive daytime sleepiness is car accidents, so please see your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Treatment and control for sleep deprivation?

Treatment and control for sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Everyone has a natural drive to sleep a certain amount at night. We tend to feel tired if we do not get this. What is your amount? Do you fall asleep during the day? I suggest you try to sleep 8 hours in a row at night for several days to evaluate this. Why are you not sleeping? ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic remedies for sleep apnea?

Are there homeopathic remedies for sleep apnea?

Almost: Beyond cpap, oral appliances, weight loss and surgery, there are some treatments that for some may reduce sleep apnea but will not eliminate it. 1) sleeping on side 2) exercising daily 3)wearing leg compression stockings 4) oral and throat activity such as speech therapy, singing or playing a wind instrument. There are no vitamins or supplements known to treat osa. ...Read more

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I suffer with chronic insomnia and sleep apnea. I've taken different medications for depression, anxiety and sleep many years. Medications aren't work?

I suffer with chronic insomnia and sleep apnea. I've taken different medications for depression, anxiety and sleep many years. Medications aren't work?

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. A clinical 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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Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?

Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?

Evaluation: You haven't said what type of evaluations you've had for your chronic insomnia. Medicating it has so far not been effective for you. Insomnia can be part of certain psychiatric conditions -- like depression, anxiety disorders, & substance abuse. There are also primary insomnias, which formal sleep studies can discern and for which focused treatments can be given. Please ask your doc about this. ...Read more

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What is a safe OTC sleep aid for insomnia? Is melatonin ok?

What is a safe OTC sleep aid for insomnia? Is melatonin ok?

Melatonin: Melatonin is a very safe and effective substance for insomnia. We naturally produce melatonin in our pineal gland every evening, because the release is triggered by low light or darkness in the environment. If you are under artificial light, melatonin is produced but not released. Also, it has been found that it is an antitumoral agent. Sometimes melatonin needs higher doses, up to 20 mg is safe. ...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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Age 50, suffer from insomnia. Which sleep aid is safer (cognitive impairment, dependence, etc.) for long-term daily use, Hydroxyzine or Zaleplon?

Age 50, suffer from insomnia. Which sleep aid is safer (cognitive impairment, dependence, etc.) for long-term daily use, Hydroxyzine or Zaleplon?

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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Is trazodone(desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

Is trazodone(desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

See below.: Trazodone is an antidepressent, called serotonin modulator. It's an antidepressant, but other uses for it include insomnia and anxiety. If you have any questions regarding this med, please talk to you prescribing physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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Individual choice i'm sure --but which do you see used more for daytime anxiety and which for sleep....Klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan?

Individual choice i'm sure --but which do you see  used more for daytime anxiety and which for sleep....Klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan?

Neither: Benzodiazepines are habit forming and potentially addictive. There are better, safer medications to use, such as zolpidem (ambien) and Eszopiclone (lunesta). However, even these drugs can become habit forming, for long-term use, a sedating antidepressant may be the safest medical therapy. ...Read more

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