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Natural Sleep Inducers
Warn bath/ lavender: 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 or lavender scent. ...Read more
Are there sleep meds that induce sleep but don't impair judgement - if I have to get up4kidmergency?
Nothing great: There are no great choices with sleep meds as far as avoiding sleepiness the next day. Closest is probably a newer drug called rozerem (ramelteon). It works by imitating natural melatonin, a hormone which convinces your brain it's time to sleep. It does not do much to maintain sleep, so if you wake up, you are less groggy, but you might not sleep long. It is new and expensive and insurance coverage is poor. ...Read more
Electronarcosis: This is what russian scientists were apparently searching for. The issue is that the patient may be immobilized, but still feel pain. Not a good plan for surgery. One study compared electronarcosis to block anesthesia in removing antlers from wapiti (elk). The elk showed more reaction to the procedure with electronarcosis. http://tinyurl.com/mfpa97w i won't be volunteering for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some tips: 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 or lavender scent. Room should be completely dark. No tv or radio. No electronics with blue lights. ...Read more
Previously answered: This question has been repeatedly asked, and repeatedly answered by several physicians including me. Kindly put in these search terms on this site and you'll find multiple, helpful responses. Thank you. ...Read more
What should I do to reduce pain , relax and induce sleep when headache and anxiety is very severe?
Electronarcosis: Electronarcosis is not used any longer. When historically used, it may well have been initially uncomfortable for the patients. If having problems with your sleep, there are many modern sleep medicine physicians who can help you. These doctors may come from many specialty backgrounds and take extra training in sleep physiology, disorders & their treatment. ...Read more
Possibly: Viagra (sildenafil) and any agent used treat erectile dysfunction can induce priapism. If viagra (sildenafil) is taken at night, then it is possible that a normal erection could last longer and cause priapism. Who actually develops priapism depends on their risk factors such as age, comorbidities including diabetes and hypertension, and use of other medications. The more comorbidities a man has, the less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i just stop taking zolpidem ? I feel it may be causing too many undesirable side effects . Any anxiety meds that help induce sleep? :/
A few days ago I took 100 mg clozapine after being off it long time, to induce sleep. Just like before it caused nocturnal enuresis. Last night again even though I didn't take any. When will it stop?
Can deep brain stimulation if placed right hypothetically be used to induce sleep since it can be used to induce pain relief among other things?
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