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Tired Out From Multiple Sleepless Nights Melantonin Helps
Yes: It does, but only in very few cases, again find the cause of sleeping problem and fix it. ...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
Our son age 6 has insomnia, takes avg 2 hrs to fall asleep. Takes 5mg melatonin & 1mg guanfacine. Very restless and can't calm himself even if tired. ?
Help him get to slee: First address sleep hygiene issues, making sure he gets in bed with lights down, television, cell phone and radio off. Additionally try some warm mild before bed (loaded with serotonin that will promote sleep. If he snores loudly, he may need a sleep study and his tonsils/adenoids evaluated. He sounds like the typical adhd boy, and the melatonin can go to 3 mg/night. However i'd keep tenex. ...Read more
Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?
Insomnia: There are tons of different sleep aids available, but at this point your insomnia is also caused by the fear/anxiety of not being able to fall asleep. I've had good success with short as needed use of Lorazepam in select patients. It works like a champ for them up to a week and then they are able to sleep on their own. There's a concern of them being addictive, but short and as needed use is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A starting dose of melatonin is 3 mg. I tell my patients that they may slowly increase the dose, as needed, to a maximum of 9mg. The lowest effective dose is always the best. In general, melatonin, by itself, without addressing "sleep hygiene" may not be adequate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melatonin: There is a 10mg release form of melatonin. Using 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other remedies: Your magnesium levels may be low in which case magnesium supplements or eating magnesium rich foods such as almonds, cashews or whole grains may help. Check out your room arrangement and see if has feng shui (favorable energy flow). Keep beds out of corners or next to windows. Natural remedies to try are chamomile tea & valerian. Pricey, but tempur pedic mattress & pillows are awesome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have issues with insomnia (waking up in the middle of night) but don't think I have circadian rhythm issues. Could melatonin help?
No: While melatonin could potentially help you sleep, it would likely be more beneficial for sleep onset insomnia rather than sleep maintenance. You may consider seeing a sleep specialist who can determine if you would be a candidate for cbti or if you require pharmacologic treatment with a longer acting hypnotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I bought melatonin of 1mg per tablet. Bottle says to take 1mg but is 1mg enough to help me fall asleep? i have night insomnia. thank you
When the first time i take mirtazapine sandoz , it really helps my insomnia But after 4 mths, i still exp diff in sleep do i need take melatonin too?
Sleep problems: Try to get to bed at the same time every night. Turn off all electric devices an hour before bed time including texting? Listen to soft music. Take a warm bath and drink warm milk before bedtime. Hopeful these few tips with help you rather than taking more medication ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with insomnia when nothing seems to work, melatonin doesn't help and lotion with chamomile and lavender essential oils didn't help. Got only 1-2hrs of sleep maybe. I think stress may have contributed to it. ?
Insomnia: First try to identify causes and get sleep routine. No alcohol at all, No caffeine 8-6 hours before bed, no food or drink 2 hours before bed ,turn off all electrical equipment , quiet dark room, stay in bed.Warm milk 2 hours before bed. Besides melatonin can try valarian 200-400 mg 2 hours before bed. Check for sleep apnea. f/u with urgent care doctor., ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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