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Natural Sleep Aids For Children
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?
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