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Im suffering terminal insomnia. Up at 4 every morning with debilitating panic. Im not prone to panic. Metaclopramide induced this 3 months ago. Help!?
Not sure it's Reglan: If you've stopped Reglan (metaclopramide) several months ago, this is not likely to be the source of your current anxiety and insomnia. An anxiety disorder is possible, though. Please see your family physician for a check-up. S/he may also want you to see a psychiatrist for thorough evaluation of your concerns. Then a plan to address these can be developed. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
What would gastroenterologists recommend if persistent digestive problems have led to terminal insomnia? Skip dinner?
Terminal insomnia: "terminal" insomnia generally means you fall asleep normally & stay asleep through the night, but wake up too early (at the end "terminal" of the night). This kind of insomnia is more classic for major depressive disorder. Gerd is a digestive disturbance that can disrupt your sleep, but more often earlier in the night. You might want give yourself at least a 3 hour buffer between dinner & bed. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Body temp: Yes, as the body cools down in temperature, the circadian rhythm for sleep is activated. As it heats up, we are wired to be more awake. Try keeping your bedroom cool at night (ideal around 68-70 degrees) and making sure you have light covers but not too heavy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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:). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melatonin: Ck w/your doc first and don't take w/other sleeping meds or if pregnant. Melatonin (a hormone) can be helpful for sleep. Take one hour prior to going to bed and a very small dose--many folks take 1 or 2 mg. Peace and good health. I've not seen any "hang over" side effects. Peace and good health. No stimulants after noon. No computer or important work 1 hr. prior to sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Causes..: There are many reasons for difficulty sleeping, and several types of insomnia. Nearly 70 million people suffer from sleep problems. If you have been having difficulty sleeping for some time (two or more weeks), it may be helpful to consult your doctor or a mental health professional to explore further. Here is a link to some tips I have developed for my patients: http://tinyurl.Com/cuexb6u. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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