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What are some natural cures or aids for adhd?

What are some natural cures or aids for adhd?

None proven: Many "natural" products are advertized online as treatments for adhd. Evidence of efficacy and safety of these products is minimal, at best. This is one of the best-researched areas in psychiatry, and a range of prescription medications are well studied, effective, and relatively safe. The fantasy that "natural" is better is some way is just that--a fantasy. ...Read more

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What are some good sleep aids and sleep medicine?

What are some good sleep aids and sleep medicine?

See below: Talk to you primary care doctor about why you can't sleep. Meanwhile establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bedtime routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Use your bed only for sleep and sex, our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

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What are good sleep aids or sleep medicine?

What are good sleep aids or sleep medicine?

Healthy sleep habits: Another sleep aid is changing your sleep habits. Look up healthy sleep habits online. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/healthy-sleep-tips. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like drugs and alcohol. ...Read more

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Which are over-the-counter sleep aids for diabetics?

Which are over-the-counter sleep aids for diabetics?

See a doctor: Diabetes presents sufferers with symptoms that are quite unique compared to those without diabetes. I would want to talk to my doctor before using trial and error for otc sleep remedies. ...Read more

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What are some natural sleep aids and remedies?

What are some natural sleep aids and remedies?

Hypnosis: If your sleep dificulties aren't being caused by bad habits, medications or psychiatric disease then hypnosis is often useful. ...Read more

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What are some nighttime sleep aids that help?

What are some nighttime sleep aids that help?

Not sure if you are: Only referring to medication by the term "aids". Melatonin can be purchased over the counter ; can be quite effective. Valerian root ; chamomile are also used for this purpose. Sleep hygiene is very important. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for sleep apnea?

Is there a natural cure for sleep apnea?

No: There is no natural cure for sleep apnea. It is a serious health problem. In some individuals, a large weight loss may stop symptoms. For many people an oral appliance can be a better option than a CPAP machine. ...Read more

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Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Are there alternative methods for treating sleep apnea in children that don't require surgery?

Sleep position: Pediatric sleep apnea can be a serious condition. There are two types, central and obstructive. Both can be diagnosed with a sleep study. Obstructive sleep apnea is usually treated with surgery, while central apnea is treated with a CPAP machine, worn at night to keep the airway open. Sleep position, or weight loss if overweight can reduce apnea. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for learning disabilities in child safe?

Are natural remedies for learning disabilities in child safe?

Do Not Work: Most are not tested for safety, so there may be some danger. More importantly, not one has been shown to have any benefit. Do not waste your money. ...Read more

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What are some sleep aids (natural or synthetic) that don't disrupt sleep architecture? (besides melatonin)?

What are some sleep aids (natural or synthetic) that don't disrupt sleep architecture? (besides melatonin)?

Valerian Root but: Sleep hygiene is important too. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath. ...Read more

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What are good over-the-counter meds for sleep aid?

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What are good over-the-counter meds for sleep aid?

OTC sleep aid: Melatonin, diphenhydramine, and herbals such as valerian root and chamomile are examples. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can help me sleep? I've tried every piece of advice for establishing good sleep hygiene. I've tried valarien root, melatonin, and OTC sleep aids. Those seem to wind me up. I stay wide awake for 48 hours then i sleep for 6 hours but

Is there anything that can help me sleep? I've tried every piece of advice for establishing good sleep hygiene. I've tried valarien root, melatonin, and OTC sleep aids. Those seem to wind me up. I stay wide awake for 48 hours then i sleep for 6 hours but

Get : Get yourself an appointment with a sleep medicine specialist in your area. It may take some work/time, but there is help available and you can lead a normal life with proper management. Yes, chances are that you may have to manage this condition from now on. It may be best to look at the management of insomnia as a hobby rather than a project, much like the management of diabetes. ...Read more

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Need some tips for someone who has delayed sleep phase syndrome?

Need some tips for someone who has delayed sleep phase syndrome?

DSPS: You can learn more about this circadian rhythm sleep disorder at http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/delayed-sleep-phase/ use excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish >. ...Read more

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Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Sleep: Turn off all electrical devices one hour before sleep. Dark room. Quiet. Melatonin 1 hour before getting tired to beat your pineal glands secretion of melatonin can help. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read more

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I'm 50 yrs old and have problems sleeping at night. What is the best OTC sleep aid?

I'm 50 yrs old and have problems sleeping at night. What is the best OTC sleep aid?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If you need an otc sleep aid generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is reasonably good for short term use. It's best to correct you sleep issue without pills in the long term through proper sleep hygiene and if you need more assistance a sleep specialist would be helpful. ...Read more

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An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?

An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?

Melatonin: alerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are natural cures for sleep apnea?

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Need expert help here. What are natural cures for sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: OSA home remedies: lose excess weight, exercise routinely, avoid alcohol and certain medications, keep your nose breathing and quit smoking. Get your home sleep study once a year to check your progress. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?

Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?

Melatonin: Melatonin is the first otc that comes to mind. Typically 3mg. There are forms of melatonin in an oral spray available online if the child can't do pills. I have also had parents report that an epsomsalt bath to soak in help them sleep. ...Read more

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What are some natural sleep aids and remedies?

Hypnosis: If your sleep dificulties aren't being caused by bad habits, medications or psychiatric disease then hypnosis is often useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Medicine (Definition)

Sleep medicine is a specialty in the medical profession. Typically a physician who has been trained and certified by a specialty board in medicine and limits their medical practice to the diagnosis and ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more