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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'm 21 year old female. I struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep. It takes me between 3-5 hours to fall asleep every night. What can I do to help?
Take hydrocodone 5/325 and i take Ambien every night. Hydro doesn't help me fall asleep so i need the ambien. Is it ok to take it?
Hydrocodone: is a narcotic pain medication and in conjunction with Ambien can cause fatal drug-drug reactions. H-C is NOT a sleeping pill and it seems that you are also on medication for depression and anxiety (Lexapro). You are gambling with your life. Please get counseling and medication adjustments and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?
Help im a night owl!! Everynite I cant fall asleep til around 5 am,then dont wana wake up til 2 pm. What can I do to fix my bad sleeping habits?
Get up earlier...: First, get up earlier (even if you don't want to). You are more likely to be tired in the evening if you didn't sleep until 2pm. Then, avoid caffeine/stimulants after lunch. Get exercise during the day. As it nears the time you would like to go to bed, turn off the tv (and phone - all texts can wait til morning), relax, read a book. Sleep in a dark room without tv/radio, etc. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm experiencing muscle cramps in my legs every night when I try to fall asleep and a jittery restless feeling, I try and stretch but nothing helps.
Restless Legs: Some people experience Restless Legs Syndrome. It is an interesting but unpleasant clinical illness. Many things make it worse (alcohol, certain meds), some things seem to possible even cause it (low ferritin), and there are treatments available. Doctors trained in sleep medicine are pretty well versed in it. Good luck! ...Read more
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