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How effective is chamomile tea with vanilla and honey for anxiety ?

How effective is chamomile tea with vanilla and honey for anxiety ?

Below: Many of the over the counter things work for some people. There are no double blind studies done to support the use of this, but I may work for some people. A two week trial will give you your answer. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person 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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Valerian tea for congestion?

Valerian tea for congestion?

Although Valerain: Root is much better known for help with sleep, it can also be used with congestion. ...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 sassafras tea good for headaches?

Is sassafras tea good for headaches?

Sassafras: Sassafras can slow the nervous system down meaning you could get drowsy and sleepy which could help your headache however there are no clinical trials for the use of sassafras in the treatment of headaches. Sassafras oil can be deadly as well so not one that i would recommend. ...Read more

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Is honey and lemon good for treating acne?

Is honey and lemon good for treating acne?

Logical not proven: Honey and lemon juice may both have antibiotic effectiveness that may diminish acne outbreaks and so it makes sense but I am not sure that its is truly effective in practice and may have other unforeseen complications. ...Read more

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Insomnia. Little to no sleep for 7+ years. Ideas?

Insomnia. Little to no sleep for 7+ years. Ideas?

Sleep study???: have you had a sleep study?? Potentially sleep apnea or some other sleep issue that is related to an underlying health problem. Physically or emotion, stress, etc. I would see a Dr. and hopefully get advice personally. ...Read more

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Is honey good for gastrtis?

Is honey good for gastrtis?

No, but tastes good: gastritis is best treated with medicines prescribed by your doctor. get endoscopy to be sure it isn't something else. See a GI doctor. Honey tastes good, but isnt a remedy. ...Read more

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Is honey green tea good for you?

Is honey green tea good for you?

Green tea is healthy: Adding small amt's of honey is fine. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested that green tea can assist with glycemic control. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. ...Read more

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Is trazadone good for insomnia?

Is trazadone good for insomnia?

Yes : However it need to be taken on as needed basis and need to watch for side effect, if taken on regular basis it may stop working. ...Read more

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Can bigelow herbal tea a helpful remedy for anxiety attacks?

Can bigelow herbal tea a helpful remedy for anxiety attacks?

Maybe a little : Herbal tea containing chamomile and/or valerian help many people with mild anxiety or tension. "anxiety attack" sounds more severe though, so i don't know whether tea will help much in that situation. You could always try it and find out... Everyone's different. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or simply sleep good for insomnia?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or simply sleep good for insomnia?

Temporarily: Taking otc meds and even prescription pills are ok for a short term basis. Insomnia is often a multifaceted issue that needs proper evaluation and treatment. Often proper sleep hygiene is enough to correct the problem without the need for medications. As with any sleep aid, physical dependence is possible so avoid regular use. It is best to consult with a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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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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Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more

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Is tennesee honey whiskey good for a cough?

Is tennesee honey whiskey good for a cough?

Depends: Will it help your cough? Probably not. Will it taste good and perhaps be soothing? It might. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia on arimidex (anastrozole)? Is trazadone a good drug for sleep and anxiety

Severe insomnia on arimidex (anastrozole)? Is trazadone a good drug  for sleep and anxiety

See ans: If Armidex is causing insomnia, you might first try changing the time you take it. If you take it in the morning, try bedtime dose. Trazodone combined with Accuretic, (hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril) which you take, may have additive effects lowering your blood pressure. Melatonin at night may help with no drug interactions. Discuss with your doctor. Also limit caffeine which will keep you awake. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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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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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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What's in honey that has a good effect to people who have insomnia?

What's in honey that has a good effect to people who have insomnia?

Mixed reviews: Along with the sugars & antioxidants that dr. Ali mentioned, honey apparently contains tryptophan. Your body uses tryptophan to make serotonin, a "feel good" neurotransmitter. The several web sites on which i saw this information, though, also sell honey. Then, a study on using honey for cough showed that some kids got insomnia from the honey. :-( www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22419319. ...Read more

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What natural options help with insomnia--warm milk and honey?

What natural options help with insomnia--warm milk and honey?

Insomnia: If chronic - may need med eval to determine reason. Yes, warm milk = tryptophan which can help w insomnia. 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, aroma therapy, . ...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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Can i die of insomnia?

No: You can't really die of insomnia as long as you get some sleep. There are reports of someone dying from playing too much video games but probably more from being sedentary than from lack of sleep. ...Read more

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How to manage insomnia?

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 more

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How to control insomnia?

How to control insomnia?

Insomnia: Agree with sleep hygiene efforts -detailed by many on Health Tap, and non-medication lifestyle changes, but try to find cause if insomnia is persistent. You may need to see your pcp for evaluation. See: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can insomnia be treated?

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Insomnia: Need evaluation to determine the type of insomnia to receive the proper treatment for it. Start with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can u die from insomnia?

Can u die from insomnia?

No: You won't die from insomnia but proper sleep is important for general health. ...Read more

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What helps with insomnia?

What helps with insomnia?

Routine: Go to sleep at the same time every night, take a warm (not hot) shower 30 min before bedtime, no tv in bedroom, no children in bedroom. If you cannot get to sleep within 15 minutes get up and read until feeling tired and try again. Otc melatonin can also be helpful for some. ...Read more

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How can you fix insomnia?

How can you fix insomnia?

See below: Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a 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:). ...Read more

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How to reduce insomnia ?

How to reduce 
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Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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How can I fix my insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...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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What usually causes insomnia?

What usually causes insomnia?

Psychiatric conditio: Apart form the conditions explained before, insomnia is one of the leading symptom of many psychiatric conditions including, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation or an initial visit to a primary care should be entertined to rule out such conditions. ...Read more

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How to really treat insomnia?

How to really treat insomnia?

Start w good sleep: hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. ...Read more

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What is the cure of insomnia?

What is the cure of insomnia?

No single cure!: So much depends on the details of your case. There are some types that may have relatively clear solutions and others that won't. Some are related to other illnesses or to medications. Some are situational. Consider a Sleep Program to fully diagnose your case. ...Read more

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Possible causes of my insomnia?

Multiple causes: Without knowing details, insomnia is caused by many different issues, notably stress/anxiety and depression. Make sure to work toward maintaining a good sleep schedule, and eliminate activities before going to sleep that may be causing agitation or hyper alertness. Wind down and be sure to have a comfortable temperature, and dark room to get to sleep more easily. ...Read more

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