Doctor insights on:
Medicine For Insomnia In Adults
Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet & dark room, minimize caffeine & alcohol, use relaxing pre-sleep routine, use bedroom only for sleep & sex (no tv, eating, reading, etc.). Talk to a sleep specialist or http://greeleypsychologist.Com/sleep.Xhtml for more details. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I suffer from extreme insomnia.. Can insomnia be cured without medicines? What should I do? Help..
What can I take for insomnia, i've tried all the OTC the drugs & they leave me with a hangover feeling the next morning...Help.
Meditation: In many popular articles there are helpful tips for falling asleep, such as always going to bed at the same time, turning off all lights and electronic devices, especially the tv, refraining from food and drink for a period of time before trying to sleep, and practicing some form of meditation, etc. However, insomnia may also be due to depression or some other medical problem. See your doctor fir. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, after countless testing, what's the least of evils to take nightly?
Maybe Melatonin: Perhaps melatonin .5 - 1mg nightly would be the "least of evils" to take nightly. Especially in women, taking higher doses may disrupt rather than improve sleep. Also lemon balm or hops as herbs may be helpful. 5-htp can help, and so can magnesium glycinate or other (not magnesium oxide which is common but poorly absorbed and can lead to diarrhea). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually yes: If you are basically health, and you take the medicine as prescribed, and don't combine it with other drugs or alcohol, or use one and then go out driving or using heavy equipment. Hypnotic drugs are usually most helpful short term, when there is a period of stress. If you need one long term you should get an evaluation for other problems - a sleep disorder or anxiety or depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try this : Sleep restriction therapy : (1) good sleep hygiene- try sleeping same time and out of bed same time(2) key is to be out of bed same time 7 days/week even cannot sleep (3) only go to bed when sleepy but still wake up same time like 6am (4) , regular exercise and same sleep wake cycle, (5) balance diet, cut or eliminate caffeine & stimulant intake (6) daily bm is key. See your doc prn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good sleep hygiene: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look beyond drugs: I think most of the time that using therapeutic techniques such as relaxation, cognitive therapies and stress management is often more helpful and long lasting than utilizing medications alone for treatment of insomnia and anxiety issues. Talk with a counselor at your school/university about getting some assistance with test anxiety issues. They can help. ...Read more
Melatonin, herbals: There are many types and causes of insomnia. Assuming yours is the occasional, stress-related type (rather than one such as depression that requires more specific treatment), melatonin and/or various herbal mixtures (such as those sold at whole foods or earth fare) are relatively safe and sometimes quite helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't sleep at night, so I sleep all day. This can't go on, tried all medicines out for insomnia. Need help please?
Delayed sleep phase: It is a vicious circle, if you sleep all day you cannot sleep at night. You may have a delayed sleep phase synrome (in other words, you may be a night owl). If you really want to sleep at night and stay awake during the day, you have to put yourself on a strict schedule with no exceptions. Go to bed at a fixed time (use an alarm clock), get up 7-8 hours later whether or not you slept, no naps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi... I want to ask about my medicine that iam taking which is escitalopram because i notice that I have some problem such as insomnia, mood changes?
Night shift duty cause me insomnia i can't sleep on my normal time i stayed up til morning & sleep whole day.Is it can be healed ? Or do I need drugs?
Yes, you can heal: Night shifts can mess up the sleep/wake cycle. Your body is confused but can straighten out. Start a regular routine. Eat at the same time everyday. Begin to go to bed earlier every night. Increase how early in half hour increments until you are to 10 or 11 P.M. Oil massage with a warm organic oil such as sesame or olive will help, yoga poses and warm milk works. No daytime sleep! ...Read more
If I use .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) every night for insomnia, in time will i build up resistance to drug and require a higher dose to give the same effect?
Very possible: This is a well-known and common risk of anti-anxiety medications chemically called "benzodiazepines" (or "benzos"). It's the main reason they are not recommended for long-term use, usually defined as over 2 weeks. Of course, not everyone reacts the same: some people develop tolerance (they "build up resistance") even sooner, while some take much longer, or never do. But why risk it? ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Adult asthma increased insomnia
- Cause of insomnia in adults
- Insomnia in adults drugs
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Insomnia in adults medication
- Insomnia in adults signs
- Ayurvedic medicines for deworming for adults
- Medicine for adult obesity
- Insomnia in adults