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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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I am having hip pain, started boniva (ibandronate) 3 days ago, I am not getting better. How long until it wears off? What should I do? I can't sleep. I need to know what to do.

Bone : Bone pain can happen with this class of medicine and you can take antiiflammatory medication such as advil or Aleve to help with the pain (assuming those medications do not interact with your other meds and you do not have heart or stomach problems). However, you should make sure that your calcium level was checked before you started Boniva (ibandronate) as a low calciium level can trigger bone pain. Additionally, if the bone pain persists or worsens you should see your doctor as a rare type of fragility fracture can occur with the bisphosphonate class of medication. ...Read more

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What should I do when we can't sleep during jet lag? Thanks. :)

What should I do when we can't sleep during jet lag? Thanks. :)

Hydration: with melatonin and progresive meditation and relaxation. I would refer you to a book : The Relaxation Response, by Herbert Benson, M.D.- also, the use of a mild antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Dramamine would be helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do if i can't sleep since i stopped taking champix?

What should I do if i can't sleep since i stopped taking champix?

Sleep hygiene tips: Agree w dr. Ali. Here are highlights. 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, >. ...Read more

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What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

See your MD: Wow, that's a long time without sleep. Get a ride (don't drive) to your md to try to determine why this is happening. Also, have good sleep hygiene, such as establishing a bedtime schedule, avoiding alchohol, excess food or exercise prior to bed, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do when i can't sleep at night?

What should I do when i can't sleep at night?

Insomnia: Don't lay in bed awake. Go to another room that is darkened and do a non-stimulating activity such as reading. Avoid electronic devices including tablet devices and tv. Use a journal to write your thoughts if you are feeling anxious. Don't drink any caffeine or smoke. Do your best to avoid looking at the clock. Only when your sleepy should you return to bed. A sound machine and eye mask may help. ...Read more

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What should I do if I can't sleep because I feel itchy or uncomfortable and each day it feels worse?

What should I do if I can't sleep because I feel itchy or uncomfortable and each day it feels worse?

Biofeedback: SLEEP:Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk fi u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise. Once on drugs for sleep u mau find it hard to regain ur self control.Use drugs only if a MD dx of symptomatic insomnia. ...Read more

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What should I do if I can't sleep well because i'm depressed?

What should I do if I can't sleep well because i'm depressed?

Seek medical care : 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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Cant sleep when it is fullmoon?

Cant sleep when it is fullmoon?

Melatonin may help.: 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 along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Cant sleep at night, I even take medication, what else might work?

Cant sleep at night, I even take medication, what else might work?

Insomnia: Primary cause of insomnia is psychiatric, other causes of insomnia could be secondary to medical causes, sleep apnea, work schedule, psychosocial stressors. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more