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Is Taking Pills Every Night To Help Fall Asleep Bad For You
Depends: It depends on the type of pill - sedatives can cause physical dependence otc remedies can have other adverse effects. ...Read more
Fall asleep fine but wake after 3hr every night & cannot go back to sleep. Only way go back to sleep is a sleeping pill or zolpidem. I'm diabetic and use a cpap. Ideas bout cause or a solution plz?Thx
Sleeping problems: People that suffer of sleep apnea have interrupted sleep because of difficulty getting adequate oxygenation. Even if your using your CPAP machine every night it might need evaluation to check parameters are direct for you. Also weight loss helps for those that are overweight to help control symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad sleep and migraines every day for weeks. I either sleep 13 hours at a time or can't fall asleep.What's wrong with me? It's driving me crazy.
Best resource: Based on available studies and clinical use, melatonin is generally regarded as safe in recommended doses (five milligrams daily) for up to two years. Available trials report that overall adverse effects are not significantly more common with melatonin than placebo. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/ns_patient-melatonin/dsection=safety. ...Read more
During night i can't fall asleep. Or when I do I wake up every hour :/ what can I do to help my sleep patterns ?
I take a sleeping tablet every night. Some nights i fall asleep after one tablet, some nights I have to take up to three to sleep. Should i worry?
Depends: If you can remember having night terrors, then odds are probably not night terrors and it could be something else. Anything that disrupts our deep sleep can elicit complex, unwanted behaviors. Noise, physical discomfort, periodic limb movements, sleep apnea can trigger these events. Not sure how lights could elicit these, but certainly possible you may only remember these events when lights are on. ...Read more
Rather benign med: Benedryl is the main sleep ingredient in most otc sleep products & as an otc med it has been show to be relatively safe, even when taken over a long term. That said, you may want to meet with your pcp, have a regular checkup & discuss any other symptoms that could point to a treatable condition that is interfering with natural sleep. ...Read more
Occasionally, no: Particularly if you can remain awake and functional until bedtime next day. A brief nap (not longer than about 90 minutes, set an alarm) would be ok mid-day, but longer could further disturb your sleep pattern. Try reducing caffeine & other stimulants and slowing your activity level about an hour before you plan to go to bed. ...Read more
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