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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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What causes insomnia?

Many choices: Stress / anxiety; hormone imbalance; day/night (circadian) disruption; infection; pain; etc. Talk to your dr if persistent insomnia.

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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


Dr. Alon Seifan Dr. Seifan
Neurology
9 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

A few things: Exercise every day, preferably early afternoon. Wake up at the same time every day no matter what. Get lots of natural light during the day. Avoid stimulants prior to bed. Learn relaxation exercises, as little as five minutes a day can help.

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Dr. Monica Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
8 years in practice
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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: Insomnia is a difficult one to "cure" as it must come from within you. Typically it is due to overstimulation of the brain, anxiety and sometimes dietary habits. For starters make sure your sleep environment is very low stimulation (no tv) and that you have a routine every night. Seek counseling for the best advice. For a temporary quick fix- it's melatonin may help. Best of luck!

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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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How to cure insomnia?

How to cure insomnia?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon.

Dr. Shariq Refai Dr. Refai
Psychiatry
9 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can I die of insomnia?

Can I die of insomnia?

Not from insomnia: You can't die from insomnia, but you can die if you go many many days without sleep. When I say that I mean not even 30 mins of sleep. The body needs sleep to recover.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What can cure insomnia?

What can cure insomnia?

Insomnia: First you need to have an evaluation to know what's causing the insomnia -- otherwise it won't be treated effectively. For instance, it may be related to anxiety disorders, life stress, trauma, or depression. Also there are other disorders such as sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome. Medications can cause it; alcohol use can cause it. See your family physician to get help started.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to manage insomnia?

How to manage insomnia?

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 to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows.

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Dr. Patricia Foster Dr. Foster
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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How to control insomnia?

How to control insomnia?

Insomnia: Agree with sleep hygiene efforts -detailed by many on Health Tap, and non-medication lifestyle changes, but try to find cause if insomnia is persistent. You may need to see your pcp for evaluation. See: https://sleepfoundation. Org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps.

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Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How do I treat 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.

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Dr. Cyma Khalily Dr. Khalily
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can treat insomnia?

What can treat insomnia?

MANY THINGS!!: Hi look at the many other posts on this same topic. Do the behavior things first like good sleep habits of a set sleep and wake time. Watch diet, exercise, caffeine, alcohol, smoking and that stuff. Then if all of this is done and still with insomnia speak to your physician and see if there is a medication or illness as a cause like depression or anxiety or bipolar. Many medications can treat thi.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Can insomnia be treated?

Insomnia: Need evaluation to determine the type of insomnia to receive the proper treatment for it. Start with your primary care doctor.

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Dr. Nancy Liebler Dr. Liebler
Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
The Dniepropetrovsk Medical Institute
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Can u die from insomnia?

Can u die from insomnia?

No: You won't die from insomnia but proper sleep is important for general health.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can I help insomnia?

Agree w Dr. Bansal: 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

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Dr. Shamshad Haroon Dr. Haroon
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
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How is insomnia treated?

How is insomnia treated?

Sleep hygiene: Learn about sleep center seritonin about rem and nonrem relaxation not worrying about sleep caffeine benzodiazepine sleep is a symptom not a disease telling u something is wrong sun goes down we should go down sun goes upwelling should be up we should learn from birds and animals they don't have sleep disorders as they don't defy nature.

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Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How can I stop insomnia?

How can I stop 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.

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Dr. Michael Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What helps with insomnia?

What helps with insomnia?

Routine: Go to sleep at the same time every night, take a warm (not hot) shower 30 min before bedtime, no tv in bedroom, no children in bedroom. If you cannot get to sleep within 15 minutes get up and read until feeling tired and try again. Otc melatonin can also be helpful for some.

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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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How can you fix insomnia?

How can you fix insomnia?

See below: Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time 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. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:).

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Dr. Mark Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Psychiatry
29 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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How can I treat insomnia?

How can I treat insomnia?

Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relaxing, not too hot or  cold. Avoid caffeine. Avoid large, late meal. Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping. Physical activity may help, but not too close to bedtime. If your doing all these things and not sleeping see your doc.

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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What is chronic insomnia?

What is chronic insomnia?

Unable to sleep: Every night for over a week or so.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to reduce insomnia?

How to reduce insomnia?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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.

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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