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Treatment For Chronic Insomnia
Begin with eval: The best treatment would begin with an evaluation -- probably with both a psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist. Some physicians have both these qualifications, and you need careful consideration in both realms. If there are additional symptoms like movement & speaking problems you may need a neurologist in your team as well. Then, helpful treatment suggestions can be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sleep study: Insomnia, defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month, spontaneous awakenings and difficulty in returning to sleep, a lack of restorative sleep, and daytime sleepiness. Rec.: see neurologist/sleep specialist for sleep study investigation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aromatherapy: I agree with dr. Ali. I am adding aromatherapy tips to his sleep hygiene info. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interested in natural treatments for psoriasis, insomnia and chronic lower back pain. What are some natural methods of healing/treating psoriasis?
Chronic insomnia feel tired & exhausted, but when trying to sleep mind doesn't shutoff Ambien when up for days then only sleep 2 hours. Treatments?
If your sleep study: was normal & you have no neurological or systemic medical condition causing yout insomnia, review your medications & your sleep hygiene with your psychiatrist & cardiologist. Sleep deprivation negatively impacts your heart or peripheral vascular disease & puts you at risk for auto accidents if you drive. See a psychologist for intensive, long-term Cognitive-Behavioral & other therapies. ...Read more
Polysomnogram: Likley need a sleep study if symptoms are severe. 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. >>>. ...Read more
Two components: Eliminate the use of caffeine, especially after noon. Do not use tobacco or alcohol near bedtime. Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime. Exercise early in the day before dinner to alleviate stress, but do not exercise before bedtime. Avoid daytime naps, and establish a regular schedule for going to bed and getting up keep the bedroom at a comfortable temperature, and minimize light and noise+medecine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have elevated prolactin (57). Until treatment is rendered what
can I do to ease symptoms. Insomnia mostly. I take melatonin
Symptoms of hi PRL: Hi. The common symptoms of high prolactin (PRL) are cessation of periods and breast milk. At age 47, you might have assumed menopause, but breast milk is not normal unless you're breast feeding. Headache sometimes. Insomnia not so common, so may or may not be related to hyperprolactinemia. Melatonin is fine and safe. I hope you've had your pituitary MRI. You'll hopefully start cabergoline soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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