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I got in at around 5 its hard to sleep. I have sleeping pills should I take it?

I got in at around 5 its hard to sleep. I have sleeping pills should I take it?

No: Sleeping pills will usually cause sedation during the entire day if taken at 5 am. Driving or any other activities requiring attention could be impaired. There is only one sleeping pill (sonata) that can be taken if you only have about 4 hours left to sleep, without risks of affecting you the rest of the day. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Hi, I am currently unable to fall asleep and I have exams tomorrow. All I have is nyquil with vicks. Is it ok to use just this once? I drank coffee around 5 hours ago.

Hi, I am currently unable to fall asleep and I have exams tomorrow. All I have is nyquil with vicks. Is it ok to use just this once? I drank coffee around 5 hours ago.

Yes: Nyquil has a mild antihistamine which should be safe but some people experience a "hang-over" effect the next day therefore allow 6-8 hours to get out of your system. Caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and will tend to keep you from falling asleep but no real interaction with the nyquil. Avoid caffeine 8-10 hours before sleep. ...Read more

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Doctor I have been taking Benadryl every 4 to 6 hours for the last week each time I took it I was taking 5 to 7 pills(125mg-175mg) at one time.then yesterday I took 4 pills and my body felt not right I feel like I was going to pass out and I felt like may

Doctor I have been taking Benadryl every 4 to 6 hours for the last week each time I took it I was taking 5 to 7 pills(125mg-175mg) at one time.then yesterday I took 4 pills and my body felt not right I feel like I was going to pass out and I felt like may

Overdose go to ER: You have been overdosing on Benadryl (diphenhydramine)(Diphenylhydramine) after taking large doses.I will recommend you go to the ER and get checked as you are feeling like passing out.It is serios and do not ask what to do on this site Why are you taking such high doses of Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Do not take any more Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and go straight to ER. ...Read more

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Every month around my period beginning I have insomnia. I will go to sleep just fine but by 1 or 2 am I am awake. What can I do?

Every month around my period beginning I have insomnia. I will go to sleep just fine but by 1 or 2 am I am awake. What can I do?

Insomnia: I understand your discomfort. Falling of Hormone-Progesterone around the period can cause sleep problem. Drinking Alcohol at night can cause awakening at 1-2 am. Unresolved emotional conflicts with the husband , children, and other family members may cause anxiety and depression and affect the sleep. Sleep cycle goes through NREM and REM- 5 times during night. Best sleep is first 90 minutes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm every night to help me sleep I have a very hard time sleeping I have to take it every night 2 of them I have since a teen.

Is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) pm every night to help me sleep I have a very hard time sleeping I have to take it every night 2 of them I have since a teen.

Underlying pain : If you need tylenol (acetaminophen) to get to sleep and you have canker sores tooth abscess and bad breath , you have an underlying pain problem hat will not let you sleep you need to see a dentist and get you mouth cleaned up as that could be triggering a lot of problems in your body. ...Read more

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I have taken 5 ativans (lorazepam) today and I am starting to feel a little weird should I go to the doctor or just leave it ?

I have taken 5 ativans (lorazepam) today and I am starting to feel a little weird should I go to the doctor or just leave it ?

Go to the ER: Why did you take 5 ativan (lorazepam). Doctor will help you deal with adverse effects as well manage precipitating factor. More over you may be having altered mental status that coulff lapse to coma. ...Read more

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Most of the week i go to bed around 10pm or 11 pm. I have a 9 am to 5pm schedule at work but lately it has became very hard for me to go back to sleep after waking up at 2 or 3 am in the morning. I just toss and turn. What can I try?

Most of the week i go to bed around 10pm or 11 pm. I have a 9 am to 5pm schedule at work but lately it has became very hard for me to go back to sleep after waking up at 2 or 3 am in the morning. I just toss and turn. What can I try?

What changed?: A lot of people have trouble with staying asleep so you are not alone. When it is unusual for you then consider what changed in your life at the time this started. That will usually be a tip off. The other thing about this is not to fight it. If you haven't gone back to sleep in 15 min. Then get out of bed, read a book (no tv or computer) with soft light and go back to bed when you are sleepy. ...Read more

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I haven't been able to sleep since i was a baby so it isn't my routine but I am lucky to get 5 hours sleep a night. What could be stopping me sleep?

I haven't been able to sleep since i was a baby so it isn't my routine but I am lucky to get 5 hours sleep a night. What could be stopping me sleep?

Insomnia Problems: Many factors can contribute to insomnia; here are a few: low progesterone, low blood sugar causing release of adrenaline, low levels of melatonin, excessive neuroexititoxic items (like aspartame, nitrates, nitrites, msg, fried foods) in your diet.Stimulants (like coffee) too much light exposure late in the day. Not enough natural light exposure early in the day. Lack of darkness at night. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping. I go to bed around 11 or 12 at night every night. I don't have school right now. But I end up not being able to really go to sleep til 2am & then I just wake up around 5 or 6. I then can't go to sleeo until 9. Then I just get up a

Insomnia: Insomnia is common. Trouble getting to sleep may be related to anxiety. Waking up in the middle of the night may be related to depression. You should see your doctor for evaluation. Conservative things to try for sleep include "sleepy hygiene"-- no caffeine or vigorous exercise or screen time (stimulates your brain) within a few hours of bed. Have a regular bedtime routine. ...Read more

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I sleep all night, but when I get up in the morning, I feel so exhausted that I am back in bed by 1 pm. I feel so tired that I can't keep my eyes open. My doctor prescribed Adderall several months ago, but there has been no change. What should I do?

I sleep all night, but when I get up in the morning, I feel so exhausted that I am back in bed by 1 pm. I feel so tired that I can't keep my eyes open. My doctor prescribed Adderall several months ago, but there has been no change. What should I do?

Exhausted: First recommendation - have a formal evaluation about your sleep. You might be exhausted because it is not restorative. This can also be a manifestation of depression and a stimulant is not always helpful in that setting. If evaluation leads to repeated recommendation for stimulant, then evaluate if dose and type best for you. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I don't eat anything until 6:30 at night? I am on zyprexa and I have zero until around 5:30. Also I eat late at night to help me sleep.

Is it bad if I don't eat anything until 6:30 at night? I am on zyprexa and I have zero until around 5:30. Also I eat late at night to help me sleep.

Yes: Poor eating habits affect your emotions as well as your overall health and energy level. People with eating habit described above are likely to develop emotional issues, have low energy, Obese, likely to develop type 2 DM. ...Read more

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Hi! I have pinworms, I took mebendazole 3 times (not at the same day) and I still have them. Should I use Black Walnut Hull? Is it really works?

Hi! I have pinworms, I took mebendazole 3 times (not at the same day) and I still have them. Should I use Black Walnut Hull? Is it really works?

Look for a source: It sounds like you are being re-infected by something in your home like bedding or towels- Make sure that you take the mebendezole at least one week apart for the eggs that hatch after the first dose I don't know much about black walnut hull and it is likely there is not a lot of scientific evidence for it- medicine sure cure 95% of the time Here is a helpful web site- good luck! http://www.medpagetoday.com/InfectiousDisease/PublicHealth/2020 ...Read more

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I have been advised to tak citalopram at night as I am very low in the morning. Will it jeep me awake?

I have been advised to tak citalopram at night as I am very low in the morning. Will it jeep me awake?

Probably not: In patients with bipolar disorder, these types of drugs can create unusual amount of energy. In other patients such as those with unipolar depression, citalopram is not known to commonly cause sleep disturbance. ...Read more

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Is this asthma or axity?All day long I feel a restriction in left lung and need to take deep breaths every five min. But when I sleep I am fine when I wake up its not there til I get moving when I go outside its worse. Hyperhyriod I was diagnosed

Is this asthma or axity?All day long I feel a restriction in left lung and need to take deep breaths every five min. But when I sleep I am fine when I wake up its not there til I get moving when I go outside its worse. Hyperhyriod I was diagnosed

A # of issues: Hypertthyroid=inc anxiety=breathing restrictions inc anxiety by itself=breathing problems anxiety=inc asthma=inc anxiety=breathing problems inc asthma=increased breathing problems=anxiety=inc breathing problems the fact that it remits when you sleep favors inc anxiety as cause, but would have my thyroid and asthma eval medically. ...Read more

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I've been having a problem with restless leg. I am not sure what to do about it so i've just been letting it keep me up at night. I have the constant feeling like I have to move or mostly like I have to stretch my legs while i'm trying to sleep! its not

I've been having a problem with restless leg.  I  am not sure what to do about it so i've just been letting it keep me up at night. I have the constant feeling like I have to move or mostly like I have to stretch my legs while i'm trying to sleep! its not

Restless legs: Sounds uncomfortable. I would see you primary care doc. Make sure they check you iron level. In the mean time gentle stretching exercises, massage, and/or a warm bath may help. Certain medications including Pramipexole (mirapex) or ropinirole (requip) can be very effective at controlling symptoms in some. ...Read more

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