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See below: Try to avoid stimulating activities right before bedtime (no violent computer games, etc.). Take technology out of the bedroom (except for an alarm clock :). Don't use your laptop, ipad, any other tablet right before bed; have light snack, e.g. Cheese and crackers, if hungry; warm showers, keep your room on a cooler side; relaxation, positive visualizations. Hope that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
No guarantee: I'm afraid ther is no guarantee. Some of the over the counter things taken can actually make some people's sleep issues worse (like in the case of RLS and antihistamines (benadryl). Just be careful on using something to help with sleep even if "natural." find out what is causing you to have trouble falling asleep if you can. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Antihistamines are not recommended for regular use. Tolerance can develop. Review with your doctor other options. ...Read more
I'm not sleeping at night. I've tried prescription sleep aid otc sleep aids and nothing helps. Please help me?
Insomnia: poor sleeping habit, depression, anxiety , preoccupation, drinking stimulating beverages before sleep (coffee, cafeinated beverages) can cause insomnia, if there is a TV in the bedroom try to turn it off, turn off all lights, try to go to bed at the same time every night, it may be hard at first but with time it be easier, if there is depression or anxiety try to talk to someone (counselor/psych) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most definitely: ...Esp. If you tend to suffer from other "atopic" problems such as seasonal allergies, hayfever, congestion, eczema, mild asthma, sensitive stomach, itching, frequent headaches late in the day, etc. Did you have tonsils removed, frequent ear infections as a child, or recurrent sinus problems? Then very likely it will help you. Those are very likely related the the reasons you can't get to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...Read more
See below: Adipex maybe the reason you're not sleeping, what is a milligram dosage are taking? You can take them both as you prescribed.. Although i would not advise it... Talk to your doctor why you're not sleeping. I suspect it is a adipex! ...Read more
Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?
Sleep: Exercise, good diet, calming thoughts, no alcohol, no heavy meals 2 hours prior to bedtime, no nocturnal medications that can increase your metabolism. Tryptophan supplements have been touted for a long time but the evidence is scant. Speaking to your doctor for a specific cause and possible answer would be best. ...Read more
Very good question: I hear all sorts of marketing claims regarding sleep meds and tendency to preserve various phases of sleep, but not really convinced that any do not disrupt patterns. However, your best bet prescription wise might be lunesta, and otc melatonin would also be relatively appropriate. Drugs such as ambien, sonata, (zaleplon) barbiturates and benzodiazepines all disrupt sleep patterns quite substantially. ...Read more
Gravol: I don't know which gravol product you're talking about -- there are several of them. http://tinyurl.com/lar4efy the ones with ginger only probably would not help you sleep, but the ones with dimenhydrinate in them might. Please discuss with your own physician, as i also don't know what other medications you might be taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer