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How To Cure Insomnia From Anxiety
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
Address the Anxiety: Your insomnia, as you state, is a function of your anxiety. Addressing the anxiety that you say is causing your sleep problems (you don't say whether the insomnia is sleep onset, sleep maintenance or early awakening) is the goal here. A short term fix on the sleep issue might be better addressed with some behavioral techniques (e.g. Deep muscle relaxation) while the root cause is addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not so good - see Dr: Anxiety-based insomnia may not respond as well to melatonin as other treatments. It would be better to review your entire situation to get a better idea of how this anxiety is for you. It may be part of depression, which needs specific treatment so you can feel better. Or, you could have a basic anxiety problem which can be helped with therapy & possible other medications. Please see your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you are anxious and having trouble sleeping, your physical and emotional helath can get worse. It is better to reach out for help and reduce the anxiety and start sleeping as soon as possible to prevent this from happening. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having realy bad problems trying to quit marijuna will exercise help me with the anxiety insomnia and what kind of diets should I try?
Yes, low glycemic: Sorry to hear of your problems. Yes, exercise is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety. I strongly advise meditation- if not experienced now is the time to learn; you can find many guided meditations on youtube. Avoid sweets ; simple carbs, emphasize veggies ; proteins. 5-htp (200-300 mg at bedtime), tulsi tea ; ashwagandha ; magensium and b-complex should help. Consider counseling ;/or eft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look beyond drugs: I think most of the time that using therapeutic techniques such as relaxation, cognitive therapies and stress management is often more helpful and long lasting than utilizing medications alone for treatment of insomnia and anxiety issues. Talk with a counselor at your school/university about getting some assistance with test anxiety issues. They can help. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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