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Doctor insights on: Primary Insomnia In Children

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Do a lot of people get primary insomnia?

Do a lot of people get primary insomnia?

No: Most cases of insomnia are secondary, meaning they are caused by other medical problems (pain, need to use restroom, sleep apnea, etc), depression or other psychiatric-medical problems, psychophysiological (a learned set of behaviors leading to insomnia), or substance-related (such as caffeine). Rarely, insomnia is primary, but it does happen. ...Read more

Dr. Rhonda Simons
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Primary Insomnia (Definition)

As per National Institute of Health, Primary Insomnia is not a symptom or side effect of another medical condition. Many life changes can trigger it such as: •Major or long-lasting stress or emotional upset. •Travel •Work schedules that disrupt sleep routine. It can persist due to •habits formed to deal with the lack of sleep- taking naps, worrying about sleep, and ...Read more


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Does primary insomnia usually cause many symptoms?

Does primary insomnia usually cause many symptoms?

Insomnia Symptoms: Yes!
• Worrying about sleep for long period causes Anxiety
• Lack of concentration
• Lack of focus on an activity
• Tiredness
• Irritability
• Upsetness
• Dissatisfaction
• Fatigue
• Lack of enjoyment
• Lack of productivity
• Primary insomnia is treatable with good improvement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Primary insomnia?

What is the definition or description of: Primary insomnia?

Primary Insomnia: As per National Institute of Health,
Primary Insomnia is not a symptom or side effect of another medical condition.
Many life changes can trigger it such as:
•Major or long-lasting stress or emotional upset.
•Travel
•Work schedules that disrupt sleep routine.
It can persist due to
•habits formed to deal with the lack of sleep-
taking naps,
worrying about sleep, and
going to bed early. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for primary insomnia?

Primary Insomnia Tre: I understand your need for relief from Insomnia.
As per national instate of Health-Treatment needs be based on the nature and severity of symptoms.
Non-pharmacologic treatments are effective.
These can be warm milk before going to bed, or Tryptophan
Ambien and Sonata have short half-lives and minimal side effects.
Please see your Physician for diagnosis and Treatment.
You deserve Good Sleep! ...Read more

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I have primary insomnia (which runs in my family). Sleep hygiene has not solved the problem and I don't use caffeine. What should I try next?

I have primary insomnia (which runs in my family). Sleep hygiene has not solved the problem and I don't use caffeine. What should I try next?

Insomnia Treatment: Let Wise Woman within you reflect:
• Stresses causing Anxiety and Depression leading to Insomnia
Consider:
• Therapy and Medication by Psychiatrist
• Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life.
• Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim.
• Visual imagery of National Parks
• Meditation
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Do all ppis have insomnia as a side effect? Taking Prilosec for gastritis; it caused insomnia even though taking lunesta (eszopiclone) for primary insomnia. Thanks.

Do all ppis have insomnia as a side effect? Taking Prilosec for gastritis; it caused insomnia even though taking lunesta (eszopiclone) for primary insomnia. Thanks.

Unlikely: Just about any medication could theoretically affect your sleep however often the side effects listed for drugs come from things patients report during clinical trials which may or may not be from the drug. Personally I don't believe ppis cause insomnia and there may be something else at play with your sleep. ...Read more

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I have primary insomnia (which runs in my family). Why is it worst at the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period?

I have primary insomnia (which runs in my family). Why is it worst at the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period?

As above: Many female because if hormonal issues they can get depressed during menstruated period. And this can affect u sleep. ...Read more

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Can I take Seroquel indefinitely for chronic primary insomnia? 12.5 mg has stopped working after 18 days. Should I increase it? Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Neither does Trazodone.

Can I take Seroquel indefinitely for chronic primary insomnia? 12.5 mg has stopped working after 18 days. Should I increase it? Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Neither does Trazodone.

Insomnia: Have you been evaluated by a sleep specialist? If not, you should. Seroquel (quetiapine) is not usually effective when used this way. The sleep specialist can order medications for you if advisable and these may be temporary but will delve into your habits in depth, order appropriate tests such as looking for restless leg syndrome and advise a regimen for you specifically. ...Read more

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I don't have a primary care dr. What kind of dr would write an excuse for me to take less classes this term? Insomnia but not seeking treatment

I don't have a primary care dr. What kind of dr would write an excuse for me to take less classes this term? Insomnia but not seeking treatment

Need an evaluation: Rather than seeking an excuse, seek an explanation and solution to your insomnia. Is this new? Does it get worse when you are anxious? Are you careful about diet? Do you exercise? Are you feeling sad or depressed? Are you using drugs/medications or alcohol? Do you have a good social support network? Are you stressed about money/work/bills? Have you had a thorough physical lately? ...Read more

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I've been on 75mg of mirtazapine for 7 months, primarily for anxiety and insomnia. Is this high dose normal? How would you reccommend cutting back?

Almost, but why?: The dosage for mirtazepine may include and, rarely, exceed 90 mg. Dosage must reflect how your body metabolizes the drug. The important question is" how are you feeling? " if you have had very good or excellent relief of anxiety, and if you have learned anxiety management skills or remedied the situation for which you started the medication, then slow reduction is possible over months. ...Read more

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I've had insomnia for the past week, but all my primary care doctor suggested is seratonin, what should I do? I think it's anxiety driven it won't stop

I've had insomnia for the past week, but all my primary care doctor suggested is seratonin, what should I do? I think it's anxiety driven it won't stop

Cant go back 2 sleep: Try some relaxation (visualization, music, etc). 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 alcohol. It's not easy to tackle anxiety on your own, so if you need help talk to a psychologist. ...Read more

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I think my 2 yr old has allergies. I bought childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) but im afraid of side effects. Is it more common for insomnia?

I think my 2 yr old has allergies. I bought childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) but im afraid of side effects. Is it more common for insomnia?

Not really: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is able to cross into the brain and effect the thinking process. Most kids or adults are actually sedated by its actions, which is why they advise giving it in the evening. A percentage of folks will have the opposite effect, probably 1/20, which could interfere with sleep.The response is unique to each & consistent. You can try it once and see if the kid gets hyper. If not it should work fine ...Read more

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I don't have any children my period is going on 9 days long and has neverbeen this long before, im having difficulty sleeping as well what could it be?

I don't have any children my period is going on 9 days long and has neverbeen this long before, im having difficulty sleeping as well what could it be?

Bleeding: The period is usually affected by many factors like your weight, medications, other medical conditions, etc. If it is prolonged, I suspect a possible anovulatory state. You may be having some degree of hormonal imbalance. You may need some blood tests to check your hormonal status and possibly an ultrasound. Depending on your age, you may need a biopsy of the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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How can one treat insomnia?

How can one treat insomnia?

Start with habits: Practicing good sleep hygiene is the first step. Keep your sleep structured, avoid long periods of lying in bed awake, use bed just for sleep and intimacy. Avoid napping during the day. Relaxation and imagery techniques can be very helpful when having trouble going to sleep due to thinking. There are some relatively safe sleep aids that can be taken nightly or just as needed if sleep still bad. ...Read more

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What can I do about insomnia?

Start w good 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 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. Try>. ...Read more

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Long term insomnia solutions?

Long term insomnia solutions?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene, less stress, exercise, not eating heavily at night, not using substances of abus. Tapering off anti-anxiety agents (mostly the benzodiazepines) that could cause GABA receptors to be activated in the daytime.. ...Read more

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How can you cope with insomnia?

How can you cope with insomnia?

Improve it: Start with good sleep hygiene.1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & >. ...Read more

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How can you deal with insomnia?

How can you deal with insomnia?

Insomnia: Insomnia can have many causes and many different treatments. It can result from multiple different physical and/or emotional problems. It can also be related to too much caffeine or other stimulants. ...Read more

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How can you deal with insomnia?

How can you deal with insomnia?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months
please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc.
Google sleep hygiene
you may need short term meds like ambien
cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe insomnia?

Severe Insomnia: Start by ruling out any med conditions w/ your doc. Then consult with a sleep expert to identify the sleep disorder. If its due to poor sleep habits, anxiety, etc. Consider getting treatment. You'll likely benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) specifically for insomnia. It's usually short term work. ...Read more

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What can I do about my insomnia?

Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read more

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What work best to treat insomnia?

What work best to treat insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: Agree with dr. Hines. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Can insomnia be bad for the body?

Sometimes: Insomnia, especially if sleeping less than 5 hours per night can be associated with high blood pressure and even diabetes. Not to mention stomach complaints, headaches, feelings of being unwell. It is treatable. Just make sure you take a very rationed, and structured approach to treatment. A doctor can help guide you on how to do this. There is help for this. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What can be done to treat insomnia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What can be done to treat insomnia?

Insomnia: Life style changes, sleep hygeine, sleep aids if needed on short term basis. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure insomnia?

What is a good way to cure insomnia?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months
please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc.
Google sleep hygiene
you may need short term meds like ambien
cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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How do you treat intractable insomnia?

How do you treat intractable insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: I agree w dr. Ali. Chronic insomnia warrants medical evaluation. In the meantime, work on good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about insomnia?

What do I need to know about insomnia?

Sometimes need: Med eval. Good sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on >>>. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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