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What is considered the number one way of overcoming insomnia without drugs?

What is considered the number one way of overcoming insomnia without drugs?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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What are the most effective approachess of overcoming insomnia without drugs?

What are the most effective approachess of overcoming insomnia without drugs?

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 more

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Overcoming Insomnia (Tip)

Overcoming Insomnia

Sometimes higher cortisol levels at night produces insomnia. ...See more

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Overcoming Insomnia (Checklist)

Avoid caffeine in the PM
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Exercise in the morning instead of night
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Improve sleep hygiene
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Do not watch television in your bedroom
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How can I overcome insomnia?

How can I overcome insomnia?

Improving sleep: Poor sleep habits such as spending too much time in bed or going to bed at different times on different days can cause difficulty with sleep. So can anxiety, noise, light in the bedroom. Improving sleep habits by going to bed at the same time every night, getting up every morning about 7 hours later whether or not you slept well, and avoiding naps, might help. If it does not, get treatmnent. ...Read more

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How can I overcome from insomnia occured after 10 days vipassana(mindfulness) meditation retreat?

How can I overcome from insomnia occured after 10 days vipassana(mindfulness) meditation retreat?

Sleep ; meditation: It's possible for the extended silence of a 10 day vipassana retreat to allow many things to come up for review -- things that your normal day-to-day busyness might suppress. After all, mindfulness is about waking up -- rather than going through our lives asleep. A psychotherapist familiar with meditation may be helpful to you now, in exploring your own individual experience. Many do this work. ...Read more

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Overcoming Insomnia (Tip)

Overcoming Insomnia

Melatonin can be great to treat insomnia, but make sure to take it three hours prior to bed time! ...See more

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Overcoming Obesity (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
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Eat a balanced diet
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I just took 2 pills of Ambien (zolpidem) to overcome my insomnia. I also have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. How safe is this dosage 20 mg.

I just took 2 pills of Ambien (zolpidem) to overcome my insomnia.  I also have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. How safe is this dosage 20 mg.

Unsafe: your history and oversose on ambien (zolpidem) are both bad for sleep tablets used with a pt with OSA. seek medical attention as it suggests on the label as well as a better discussion of your med history and med issues with your past and future ambien (zolpidem) prescribers ...Read more

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