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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

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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I find it very hard to sleep at night! should I try sleeping pills?

I find it very hard to sleep at night! should I try sleeping pills?

Try over the counter: First of all make sure you are practicing good sleep hygeine (google that term for details), then try melatonin 3mg two hours prior to your desired sleep time. You may also use l-theanine at bedtime, or tranquilene at www. Tranquilene.Com. If you are also depressed or anxious, please see a psychologist/psychiatrist who can intervene if needed. ...Read more

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Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Yes: A recent study associated the use of sleeping pills with a greater risk of dying. This doesn't prove cause & effect but it is certainly worrisome. I'd recommend trying non-pharmacologic means first before moving on towards medications. Sometimes we don't have the luxury of time on our side and have to prescribe something immediately. ...Read more

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Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the first solution if a person is having difficulty sleeping? Explain your answer.

Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the first solution if a person is having difficulty sleeping? Explain your answer.

Some may. If sleep: Deprivation is severe - i may order a sleep med at that time. I have the luxury to see my patients back as often as needed. So i often start with recommendations for sleep hygiene or acupuncture. I am able to do this because i can see people often if needed. 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 >. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a sleeping pill when you having a hard time sleeping?. I worked during night and sleep at day.

Is it okay to take a sleeping pill when you having a hard time sleeping?. I worked during night and sleep at day.

Sleep: Occassional use of a medication to help with sleep is usually fine. Try working with sleep hygiene as well.Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, >>>. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my ribs now it's real sore and hard to sleep. I can also feel it in back area. It doesn't hurt to bad when I take deep breath. Doctor?

I fell and hit my ribs now it's real sore and hard to sleep. I can also feel it in back area. It doesn't hurt to bad when I take deep breath. Doctor?

ICE/IBUPROfEN: Ice and Ibuprofen will help. Suggest you get xray to find out if there is a fracture. If so 6-8 weeks before healing occurs. Hope this helps Good Luck! ...Read more

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I stop breast feeding yesterday, i was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep. ?

I stop breast feeding yesterday, i was wondering how long it takes the breast milk to dry up. My breast hurt it makes it hard to sleep. ?

Chill out?: Use cool compresses to your breasts for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day. This method should dry you up in 2-3 days. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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