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How Would A Neurologist Help With Sleep Problems
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
What is your opinion on the use of melatonin to help with sleep problems associated with a week of night-shift work?
May help: Quiet bedroom-turn off tv, radio & phone; consider ear plugs; keep temperature cool but comfortable, exercise regularly (not for 3 hours prior to bed). Keep dark! avoid alcohol, caffeine, large meals or excess fluids before bed. Wear dark sunglasses if driving home in the am and avoid light prior to bed. Melatonin 3 mg prior to bed may help sleep. If not effective see your doctor for sleep aid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sedation: Most muscle relaxers do little to actually relax muscles. They cause mild sedation and thus allow patients to "relax" more. This sedation effect/ side-effect often limits dosing. Try other forms of relaxation (yoga, prayer, reading, etc) and practice good sleep hygiene for a better way to get some rest if that's a problem ...Read more
I am on sertraline 100 mg I have stopped taking the amitriptaline and mirtazapine could you recommend what I could take to help with sleep problems ?
If you are having a sleeping problem, then which doctor office should you visit, neurologist, brain center, primary care or sleep specialist?
Who to see for sleep: Typically one starts with your primary care doctor who can - if indicated - order some screening tests like oximetry first before referring to a sleep lab for further evaluation. It is not unusual if the complaints are not involving significant snoring, that several different modalities of treatment are attempted including cognitive behavior therapy, medications, sleep hygiene protocols, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking amitriptyline (10 mg) at nighttime for ic pain and help with sleep the last 31 days. Will missing one night's dose be a problem?
Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?
Depends: How long have you been on Halcion or trazodone. This determines the amount of sedation you will suffer. Halcion is okay for short term use, but should not be used for more than a few weeks, because it is addictive and tolerance and rebound insomnia can develop. Trazodone should be only given at dose prescribed by physician, with any increase in dose determined by the doc giving it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper assessment: There are many causes of sleep disorders, some physical, others psychological. You first need to be assessed by a qualified md: a primary care physician (pcp), sleep disorder specialist (internist or pulmonologist), or psychiatrist. There may be some diagnostic studies; treatment may involve medication, cpap, psychotherapy - depending on the source of the problem. ...Read more
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