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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.

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' ?

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?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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Jet Lag (Definition)

Jet lag is an alteration in circadian rhythm and sleep patterns due to travel through different time zones. Some symptoms of jet lag include: extreme fatigue, irritability, stomach upset, and headaches. Jet lag takes a few days to recover from. Melatonin and sleep scheduling to avoid or be exposed to light at certain times during the day can ...Read more


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Restoril (Definition)

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