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Can I die of insomnia?

Can I die of insomnia?

No: You can't really die of insomnia as long as you get some sleep. There are reports of someone dying from playing too much video games but probably more from being sedentary than from lack of sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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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How do I treat insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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How can I help insomnia?

How can I help insomnia?

Agree w Dr. Bansal: 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & TV in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr ...Read more

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How can I stop insomnia?

How can I stop insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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How can I treat insomnia?

How can I treat insomnia?

Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relaxing, not too hot or  cold. Avoid caffeine. Avoid large, late meal. Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping. Physical activity may help, but not too close to bedtime. If your doing all these things and not sleeping see your doc. ...Read more

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I think I have insomnia?

I think I have insomnia?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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How can I fix my insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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What can I do for insomnia?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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 late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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How can I treat my insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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What can I do about insomnia?

What can I do about insomnia?

Start w good sleep: Hygiene. 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 late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Try>. ...Read more

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What can I do for my insomnia?

Agree w excellent: Input by dr. Jacobson. Some specifics on sleep hygiene: 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 late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w. ...Read more

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How to know if I have insomnia?

Relaxation: Anyone can have a few sleepless nights. Insomnia is a persistent pattern of sleep disturbance. Medication is sometimes neccessary. But natural solutions can be tried. Relaxation sometimes is enough. A simple technique is to focus on your breathing and breathe slow. Imagine something that is calming like being at a beach, listening to the sound of the ocean. Try this when you first get into bed. ...Read more

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Why have I always had insomnia?

Why have I always had insomnia?

I would love to: Answer this for you, but I need much more information. I need to know your general medical history, the history of this disorder, what has not worked and what has, your sleep environment, your psychological status, and your family medical history. As you can see this is an involved process. Visit with your doctor who can eliminate some of the possibilities and treat or refer. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe insomnia?

Severe Insomnia: Start by ruling out any med conditions w/ your doc. Then consult with a sleep expert to identify the sleep disorder. If its due to poor sleep habits, anxiety, etc. Consider getting treatment. You'll likely benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specifically for insomnia. It's usually short term work. ...Read more

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What can I do about my insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have insomnia?

What to do if I may have insomnia?

Ensure that you are: Using good sleep hygiene. 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 late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading or warm bath. ...Read more

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How should I evaluate my insomnia?

How should I evaluate my insomnia?

Discussion with Dr.: Insomnia has many pieces. It can be problem getting to sleep, or staying asleep. Many problems cause sleep disturbance such as depression (a medical diagnosis unrelated to sadness), sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, or even spouse abuse (getting kicked during sleep).Talk this over with your dr and arrive at an accurate
reason for your insomnia. ...Read more

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Why do I have really bad insomnia?

Million $ question: Insomnia has many causes: bad sleep hygiene; side effects of certain meds; depression; anxiety; medical illness et al. Please see you dr for evaluation of any medical issues, including current meds. If all is well, have an evaluation for emotional illness including possible ptsd. Practice sleep hygiene. Only use bed for sex/sleep. No electronics, tv. Go to bed and arise same time. Sleep meds help. ...Read more

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I've got insomnia, please help me?

How's your sleep: Hygiene? 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 late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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How do I avoid developing insomnia?

How do I avoid developing insomnia?

By taking good care: Of yourself. Eating well, exercising and good sleep hygiene go a long way. Add to that dealing with stress well and you are on your way. However, this may not prevent all sleep disorders. ...Read more

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How should I deal with my insomnia?

How should I deal with my insomnia?

Good sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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How can I cope with awful insomnia?

How can I cope with awful insomnia?

Consider hypnosis: If you are concerned about insomnia you should learn about hypnotherapy. It is something anyone can learn, takes just a session or two and can cure insomnia without using medication at all. It also reduces stress. Find a qualified psychologist to help you learn how hypnosis can help. ...Read more

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I have insomnia what are the cures?

I have insomnia what are the cures?

Vague: There can be many, many causes of insomnia- stress, psychological issues, illness, breathing problems, allergies, sleep apnea, etc. I would consider seeing your doctor, whom may refer you to a sleep specialist. Meds are not the answer, if possible. ...Read more

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Hello I want to know about insomnia?

Hello I want to know about insomnia?

Insomnia: Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep ;/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, ; increase risk of heart disease ; accidents. ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic insomnia?

How can I deal with chronic insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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My son has insomnia. Where do I start?

Sleep hygiene: Is where to start. Going to bed and getting up at the same time everyday; no tv, video games or other stimulating activities close to bedtime; a dark, quiet bedroom; no heavy meals before bed; no caffeine or soda after supper, etc. Lots of info on the web. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about insomnia?

What do I need to know about insomnia?

Sometimes need: Med eval. Good sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on >>>. ...Read more

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I would like help for severe insomnia?

I would like help for severe insomnia?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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How can I solve my really bad insomnia?

How can I solve my really bad insomnia?

Insomnia: To address insomnia look up healthy sleep habits. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like alcohol. ...Read more

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