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I started having trouble sleeping a couple of days ago. Will it go away?

I started having trouble sleeping a couple of days ago. Will it go away?

Usually: Most sleep disturbances are short term. Mild illnesses, allergy symptoms, or stress can all lead to short term sleep disruption. Attention to sleep hygiene (avoiding caffeine, stimulating exercise, and tv/computer use prior to sleep) can help. Otc meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) pm or advil pm are non-addicting, and often useful to help with this condition. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I have had a lot of trouble sleeping lately, when I take two 25 mg of Diphenhydramine I wake up after a couple hours, is it safe to take three 25 mg?

I have had a lot of trouble sleeping lately, when I take two 25 mg of Diphenhydramine I wake up after a couple hours, is it safe to take three 25 mg?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Higher dose of Antihistamine unlikely to work better for insomnia. Talk to your doctor about options & evaluation for causes of your insomnia. ...Read more

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I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I always wake up with only a couple of hours sleep, but can't see a doctor. What should I do? Feeling exhausted. Please help?

I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I always wake up with only a couple of hours sleep, but can't see a doctor. What should I do? Feeling exhausted. Please help?

If you can't seek: Medical care - insure that you are using great sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computer. ...Read more

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I take my Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and sleepaids at night. Can't sleep will the insomnia go away in time.

I take my Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning and sleepaids at night. Can't sleep will the insomnia go away in time.

What sleep aids?: I don't know how long you've been on zoloft, (sertraline) or what sleep aids mean. Sleep disturbance is often part of depression, and improves as depression remits. Zoloft (sertraline) requires at least 4-6 weeks -- and often longer -- to show its effects. Risperdal is an antipsychotic and not really a sleep aid; can help with psychotic depression or bipolar. Your own psychiatrist will be better able to answer you on this. ...Read more

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Am taking 25 mg of sertraline for depression; started one week ago. Experiencing sleep maintenance insomnia. Will this likely go away with time?

Am taking 25 mg of sertraline for depression; started one week ago. Experiencing sleep maintenance insomnia. Will this likely go away with time?

Hopefully: The insomnia that accompanies antidepressant administration may subside with continued administration although in some instances it may persist. Some individuals are sensitive to antidepressants. You could try taking the medicine about 12 hours later than you usually do to see if it has less of an impact on sleep. Talk with your prescribing physician about these concerns. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping i can go three to five days with no sleep then im in a daze how can i make myself sleep?

I have trouble sleeping i can go three to five days with no sleep then im in a daze how can i make myself sleep?

Insomnia: I understand your concern for having trouble sleeping At age 39, stressors of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, Children leaving home, work and finances can cause anxiety depression, sleep problem. See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment including Medication, Therapy, Yoga, and Meditation Have physical exercise in the evening, use breathing relaxation and soft music. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had flu/cold for four days, trouble sleeping, how much longer will this last?

What to do if I have had flu/cold for four days, trouble sleeping, how much longer will this last?

Cold symptoms: The first 3-4 days of a cold are the absolute worst! Frequently people start to turn the corner at about day 4-5. This is a good time to assess as to whether you should see a doctor if you are not doing as expected. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping too much. With nothing to fill my days i tend to sleep 12+ hours. I have had these sort of problems for ever..Any help?

I have trouble sleeping too much. With nothing to fill my days i tend to sleep 12+ hours. I have had these sort of problems for ever..Any help?

Get Checked Out: Hmm...Sleeping a lot like that for a while may be a number of things, and you should see a sleep specialist. A young person like you with daytime sleepiness may have a condition called narcolepsy. You need to be evaluated. And...Very important...Never drive sleepy. ...Read more

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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


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Sleep Disturbance (Definition)

Sleep disturbance is a condition where the sleep patterns ...Read more