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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Overview)

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 heart disease and accidents.


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What are the symptoms of insomnia?

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

Insomnia Consequence: Hypersomnia decreased attention concentration decreased memory impaired judgment higher risk of motor vehicle and other hazardous instrument accident tiredness decreased immunity etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,635 doctors shared insights

Insomnia (Overview)

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 heart disease and accidents.


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What are good treatments for insomnia?

What are good  treatments for insomnia?

CBT THerapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation traingin and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp an nimh sponsored harvard study found cbt treatment effects lasted a year or more. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Overcoming Insomnia (Tip)

Overcoming Insomnia

Sometimes higher cortisol levels at night produces insomnia. ...See more

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Overcoming Insomnia (Checklist)

Avoid caffeine in the PM
Once
Exercise in the morning instead of night
Once
Improve sleep hygiene
Once
Do not watch television in your bedroom
Once
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Overcoming Insomnia (Tip)

Overcoming Insomnia

Melatonin can be great to treat insomnia, but make sure to take it three hours prior to bed time! ...See more

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What's the definition of insomnia?

What's the definition of insomnia?

Diagnosis: Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up before desired bedtime and being left tired during the day. This is definition from icsd-2. ...Read more

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How long does insomnia last?

Depends on cause: Insomnia is often transient, but can be patterned and self perpetuating. Best to read about sleep hygiene on line. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
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Overcoming Insomnia (Tip)

Overcoming Insomnia

Keep a regular schedule. Stop mentally stimulating things 1h prior to sleep. Melationin 1h prior. ...See more