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What can I do about my insomnia?

What can I do about my 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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


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What can I do about my on and off insomnia phases?

What can I do about my on and off insomnia phases?

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. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I do about my 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. ...Read more

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What should I do about frequent all nighters, ?I feel like I have insomnia ..Or what could it.Possibly be an effect of..

What should I do about frequent all nighters, ?I feel like I have insomnia ..Or what could it.Possibly  be an effect of..

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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I have to wake in 5 hours but I can't stop thinking about anything and everything, is there any help to this? It's causing insomnia for me.

I have to wake in 5 hours but I can't stop thinking about anything and everything, is there any help to this? It's causing insomnia for me.

See below: Anxiety may be causing insomnia. At bed time write down a list of things that are on your mind or worrying you. Pick out 1 or 2 of them that you can actually take a few steps tomorrow to resolve. See:http://bit.ly/1H64Naf and http://bit.ly/1BBVVRw also learn how to stop worrying: go to the Checklist "overcoming anxiety and stress" that mentions Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.....http://bit.ly/1hKZ4y ...Read more

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What can I do about insomnia?

Start w good sleep: Hygiene. 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. Try>. ...Read more

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Hello i want to know about insomnia ?

Hello i want to know about insomnia ?

Insomnia: 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 heart disease ; accidents. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about insomnia?

Sometimes need : Med eval. 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. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on >>>. ...Read more

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I have insomnia, what can I do about it?

I have insomnia, what can I do about it?

Insomnia: Check with your doctor to rule out any medical concerns. Exercise daily, maintain a good diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, and try to reduce your stress levels by confiding in friends with your concerns. If this does not help consult a mental health professional who can help you uncover what may be troubling you and help you develop better coping skills. Best wishes. ...Read more

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