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Do a lot of people get primary insomnia?

Do a lot of people get primary insomnia?

Yes: Yes? It is estimated that 10% to 30% of the us population may suffer from insomnia. [6] [7] in every age cohort, women report more subjective sleep abnormalities than men. Insomnia increases with advanced age, although it may be related to poorer health in older people rather than to the aging process. ...Read more

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Does primary insomnia usually cause many symptoms?

Does primary insomnia usually cause many symptoms?

Insomnia Symptoms: Yes! • Worrying about sleep for long period causes Anxiety • Lack of concentration • Lack of focus on an activity • Tiredness • Irritability • Upsetness • Dissatisfaction • Fatigue • Lack of enjoyment • Lack of productivity • Primary insomnia is treatable with good improvement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Primary insomnia?

What is the definition or description of: Primary insomnia?

Primary Insomnia: As per National Institute of Health, Primary Insomnia is not a symptom or side effect of another medical condition. Many life changes can trigger it such as: •Major or long-lasting stress or emotional upset. •Travel •Work schedules that disrupt sleep routine. It can persist due to •habits formed to deal with the lack of sleep- taking naps, worrying about sleep, and going to bed early. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for primary insomnia?

Primary Insomnia Tre: I understand your need for relief from Insomnia. As per national instate of Health-Treatment needs be based on the nature and severity of symptoms. Non-pharmacologic treatments are effective. These can be warm milk before going to bed, or Tryptophan Ambien and Sonata have short half-lives and minimal side effects. Please see your Physician for diagnosis and Treatment. You deserve Good Sleep! ...Read more

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I have primary insomnia (which runs in my family). Sleep hygiene has not solved the problem and I don't use caffeine. What should I try next?

I have primary insomnia (which runs in my family).  Sleep hygiene has not solved the problem and I don't use caffeine.  What should I try next?

Insomnia Treatment : Let Wise Woman within you reflect: • Stresses causing Anxiety and Depression leading to Insomnia Consider: • Therapy and Medication by Psychiatrist • Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life. • Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim. • Visual imagery of National Parks • Meditation ...Read more

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Do all ppis have insomnia as a side effect? Taking Prilosec for gastritis; it caused insomnia even though taking lunesta (eszopiclone) for primary insomnia. Thanks.

Do all ppis have insomnia as a side effect? Taking Prilosec for gastritis; it caused insomnia even though taking lunesta (eszopiclone) for primary insomnia. Thanks.

Unlikely: Just about any medication could theoretically affect your sleep however often the side effects listed for drugs come from things patients report during clinical trials which may or may not be from the drug. Personally i don't believe ppis cause insomnia and there may be something else at play with your sleep. ...Read more

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Can I take Seroquel indefinitely for chronic primary insomnia? 12.5 mg has stopped working after 18 days. Should I increase it? Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Neither does Trazodone.

Can I take Seroquel indefinitely for chronic primary insomnia? 12.5 mg has stopped working after 18 days. Should I increase it? Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Neither does Trazodone.

Insomnia: Have you been evaluated by a sleep specialist? If not, you should. Seroquel (quetiapine) is not usually effective when used this way. The sleep specialist can order medications for you if advisable and these may be temporary but will delve into your habits in depth, order appropriate tests such as looking for restless leg syndrome and advise a regimen for you specifically. ...Read more

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I don't have a primary care dr. What kind of dr would write an excuse for me to take less classes this term? Insomnia but not seeking treatment

I don't have a primary care dr. What kind of dr would write an excuse for me to take less classes this term? Insomnia but not seeking treatment

Need an evaluation : Rather than seeking an excuse, seek an explanation and solution to your insomnia. Is this new? Does it get worse when you are anxious? Are you careful about diet? Do you exercise? Are you feeling sad or depressed? Are you using drugs/medications or alcohol? Do you have a good social support network? Are you stressed about money/work/bills? Have you had a thorough physical lately? ...Read more

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I've been on 75mg of mirtazapine for 7 months , primarily for anxiety and insomnia. Is this high dose normal? How would you reccommend cutting back?

Almost, but why?: The dosage for mirtazepine may include and , rarely, exceed 90 mg. Dosage must reflect how your body metabolizes the drug. The important question is" how are you feeling?" if you have had very good or excellent relief of anxiety, and if you have learned anxiety management skills or remedied the situation for which you started the medication, then slow reduction is possible over months. ...Read more

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I've had insomnia for the past week, but all my primary care doctor suggested is seratonin, what should I do? I think it's anxiety driven it wont stop

I've had insomnia for the past week, but all my primary care doctor suggested is seratonin, what should I do? I think it's anxiety driven it wont stop

Cant go back 2 sleep: Try some relaxation (visualization, music, etc). Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like alcohol. It's not easy to tackle anxiety on your own, so if you need help talk to a psychologist. ...Read more

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What can cure insomnia?

What can cure insomnia?

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 more

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How do I treat insomnia?

How do I treat 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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What can treat insomnia?

What can treat insomnia?

MANY THINGS!!: Hi look at the many other posts on this same topic. Do the behavior things first like good sleep habits of a set sleep and wake time. Watch diet, exercise, caffeine, alcohol, smoking and that stuff. Then if all of this is done and still with insomnia speak to your physician and see if there is a medication or illness as a cause like depression or anxiety or bipolar. Many medications can treat thi. ...Read more

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How can I help insomnia?

How can I help insomnia?

Agree w Dr. Bansal: 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & TV in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr ...Read more

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How can I stop insomnia?

How can I stop 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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How can I treat insomnia?

How can I treat insomnia?

Insomnia: Start with looking at your sleep hygeine. Go to bed and rise at the same time each night and morning. Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, and relaxing, not too hot or  cold. Avoid caffeine. Avoid large, late meal. Make sure your bed is comfortable and use it only for sleeping. Physical activity may help, but not too close to bedtime. If your doing all these things and not sleeping see your doc. ...Read more

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How do you solve 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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How do you treat 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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Primary Insomnia (Definition)

As per National Institute of Health, Primary Insomnia is not a symptom or side effect of another medical condition. Many life changes can trigger it such as: •Major or long-lasting stress or emotional upset. •Travel •Work schedules that disrupt sleep routine. It can persist due to •habits formed to deal with the lack of sleep- taking naps, worrying about sleep, and ...Read more


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