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Temazepam (Definition)

Temazepam (restoril) -- a benzodiazepine -- is a sedative/hypnotic used for the short-term (7-10 days) treatment of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep faster, decreases the # of times you awaken during the night, & gives you longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. It produces a calming effect. Take 30 min before bedtime. To avoid temporary memory loss, be sure to get 7-8 hrs ...Read more


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If I am given 7.5mgs of restoril (temazepam) for sleep and rls, how much is safe to take at night to help relieve symptoms? I just need some relief and sleep.

If I am given 7.5mgs of restoril (temazepam) for sleep and rls, how much is safe to take at night to help relieve symptoms? I just need some relief and sleep.

Hmm: Dear sleepless owl, i won't touch this one with a ten foot pole because it sounds like you want to take the Restoril (temazepam) in manner that was not prescribed for you. Please get back with the prescribing provider to titrate the medications optimally for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.

Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.

Medications : Medication questions like these should be addressed in person. Also the reason for your difficulty sleeping should be discussed with your primary care doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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How many days does jet lag last?

How many days does jet lag last?

Time Zone traveled: Depending on number of time zone traveled. Traveling from ny to la in usa is 3 time zone and about 3 days it last. Traveling west is less taxing to body then traveling east. Generally jet lag takes one day per time zone traveled. Same time zone travel from north to south has no effect on body like ny to orlando. ...Read more

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Is there more than one symptom of 'jet lag' ?

Is there more than one symptom of 'jet lag' ?

Yes: Jet lag symptoms can include headache, mild nausea, and of course fatigue. Feeling "awake" and unable to sleep when you should (eg: in the middle of the night), also typical. ...Read more

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What can I do to address the symptoms of jet lag?

Several: I try to sleep on the plane as much as possible since you are missing sleep going east. But then it is hard to fall asleep on return since your body thinks its earlier. Try some melatonin, which is the body's rythym hormone. Keep the lights off at night to induce sleep and very bright in the as (i like a dawn simulator) avoid alcohol and drugs. ...Read more

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Whats the most effective way to deal with jet lag?

Light exposure: The most effective way is to control your exposure to light and dark. The jet lag calculator on the british airways website is a pretty good resource (google jet lag calculator). If you want to get really fancy you can add carefully timed doses of melatonin... But the timing and the quality of the melatonin dose matters a lot. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can jet lag affect people?

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Can somebody tell me how can jet lag affect people?

Jet Lag: Mainly sleepiness & light headedness. Some melatonin prior to trip might help. ...Read more

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How can I get over my jet lag quickly?

How can I get over my jet lag quickly?

Jet lag calculator: I suggest going to the british airways website and using their jet lag calculator to figure out the optimal time for light and dark to reestablish a healthy circadian rhythm. You might want to consider taking immediate release melatonin before you go to sleep in your new time zone. Despite what my wife believes homeopathic medications don't work. ...Read more

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Can't sleep, jet-lag. Only went 1 hr away?

Can't sleep, jet-lag. Only went 1 hr away?

Melatonin: Melatonin is effective at restoring your circadian rhythm - recommend taking 3-6mg 1 hour prior to your desired bedtime. If you are going to bed at say 1am and would like to be sleeping by 10pm, then take melatonin and go to bed 30min earlier each day to slowly restore your body back to it's earlier bedtime. If that is ineffective, a warm epsom salt bath with lavender essential oil may also help. ...Read more

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How will having jet lag affect me down the road?

How will having jet lag affect me down the road?

You're tired: Jet lag is the body clock set to where you left from trying to reset to where you arrived.Some helpful ideas are to sleep on the flight, hydrate like crazy, get some exercise at your destination, do not try to catch-up > 6 hours in a day.I have many international pilots who have been flying across multiple time zones for decades with no adverse effects long term. ...Read more

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My friend has jet lag. How do I avoid getting it?

My friend has jet lag. How do I avoid getting it?

Jet lag: Plan on turning your watch to the destination time and behaving like you are at that time as soon as you get on the plane. Avoid alcohol. Once you get at the destination, sleep and stay awake at the times everyone else does at the destination. Use caffeine as needed to stay awake. If it is a big time difference, consider sleeping pills and stimulant medicines. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stay fit/healthy while traveling, especially internationally w/ jet lag?

What's the best way to stay fit/healthy while traveling, especially internationally w/ jet lag?

Optimize all else: If you can't optimize your sleep, at least give yourself the chance to adapt your sleep to a new time zone as possible. But also, make sure your optimize your activity levels(doesn't mean you have to be in the gym), optimize your eating habits(avoid too much junk food/alcohol) and minimize stress. ...Read more

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How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

How to quickly get rid of jet lag?

Sun & melatonin: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world.Your internal clock is set by sunlight, espeically morning and evening light as well as your body's natural sleep hormone-melatonin.Exposure to sunlight morning and evening and using melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion.Jet lag causes decreased memory and analytic skills for the first few days. ...Read more

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How to cope with insomnia caused by jet lag?

How to cope with insomnia caused by jet lag?

Melatonin: Melatonin 5-10mg has been shown to be helpful in reducing jet lag symptoms. Thanks for trusting Health Tap! ...Read more

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It is possible that jet lag can cause oversleeping?

It can: Jet lag involves disruption of your normal circadian rhythms(day-night cycles). So as your body attempts to adjust to changes based on time difference, you may "oversleep" to account for previous "lost" sleep due to travel/time changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a 1 year old take melatonin to help with jet lag?

No: The CNS of an infant is substantially different than that of an adult. The limbic system and reticular activating system are incompletely formed. To introduce a CNS depressant would potentially have fatal consequences. ...Read more

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Jet lag! can't sleep! should I double up on the melatonin?

Jet lag! can't sleep!  should I double up on the melatonin?

Increase Melatonin: Jet lag is a mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external time of your surroundings. Your internal clock is set by both sunlight and melatonin. Get out into sunlight morning and evening, eat at times for new time zone, and take melatoinin before bedtime. Avoid computer & tv screens 4 hours before bed as they interfere with melatoinin production. Prescription sleep aides may help. ...Read more

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Jet Lag (Definition)

An alteration in circadian rhythm and sleep patterns due to travel ...Read more


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Restoril (Definition)

Restoril is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more