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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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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

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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I've been having a hard time sleeping at night. Is it ok to take sleeping pills (panadol night) that are not prescribed by a doctor?

I've been having a hard time sleeping at night. Is it ok to take sleeping pills (panadol night) that are not prescribed by a doctor?

Sleep hygiene: It is OK occasionally. Or make it the most optimal circumstance to get to sleep. Exercise regularly, morning may be best. Low sugar and caffeine intake and not later in the day. Earlier dinner and avoid stress if possible at night. When you are ready to go to bed read or watch TV but not in bed. Only get into bed when you are ready to sleep. There are other things like white noise machine ...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

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What will happen if I take 5 tabs of 15mg sleeping pills.?

What will happen if I take 5 tabs of 15mg sleeping pills.?

Sorry: But you haven't told us which medication it is. Consider clarifying and reasking. ...Read more

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If I take revotril tablets0.5mg sleeping pills 5 to 4 time evryday will I die gradually after some times plz tell me?

If I take revotril tablets0.5mg sleeping pills 5 to 4 time evryday will I die gradually after some times plz tell me?

Seek help...: Rivotril is a medication that should be taken under the close guidance of a physician and as they prescribe it. This medication can be addictive and if you have been taking it for sometime you may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop. The big issue to address here is why are you taking it so often? - I strongly suggest talk with your doctor about stress, anxiety, depression, drug use now. ...Read more

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What could happen if I take 5 sominex (otc sleeping pills)?

What could happen if I take 5 sominex (otc sleeping pills)?

You might get: More sleepy or feel nauseated. Won't improve the quality of your sleep. Why do you think you need a higher dose? Please talk to your doc to find a better solution. ...Read more

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What are the best sleeping pills to take?

What are the best sleeping pills to take?

Commentary: I personally do not like most prescription sleeping pills due to tolerance, next day hung-over sensations and grogginess, and sleep walking risk. But OTC Melatonin seems safe and effective in many. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it fine to take sleeping pills at night?

Is it fine to take sleeping pills at night?

Maybe: If you have good sleep habits and have tried healthy things and are avoiding night time exercise and alcohol and your doctor has prescribed them it should be fine. ...Read more

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What happens when you take a sleeping pills?

What happens when you take a sleeping pills?

Sleep: Sleeping pills will usually assist in falling asleep but do not have much effect on keeping you asleep unless they are formulated for that purpose. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take sleeping pills every night?

Is it okay to take sleeping pills every night?

Not really: You could get addicted to sleeping pills. It is better to find out why do you cannot sleep and fix that. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take sleeping pills daily?

Probably shouldn't: While many people are dependent on sleeping pills, it's often due to the fact that a physician hasn't taken a thorough history to try to get to the root of the insomnia. Try and get a referral to a board-certified sleep specialist. Often times sleeping pills are only masking an underlying problem that, when addressed appropriately, will get rid of the need for the sleeping pills. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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