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Will Ativan Help Me Sleep
Insomnia: It contains valerian ; chamomile. If you are having trouble sleeping, focus on good sleep hygiene. Avoid electronics, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bed time. Sleep ; wake up at the same time everyday. Keep a sleep diary (when you went to sleep ; caffeine use). A sleep medicine consult may also help find the cause of your insomnia. ...Read more
Sleep herbs: Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) & St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) are herbs which can aid with sleep. Kava kava (Piper methysticum) can be effective but ...Read more
Many options.: Melatonin is widely used. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) & St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) are herbs which can aid with sleep. Antihistamines are > ...Read more
For 30 years i take cannabis and alcohol to aid sleep. I want to stop. Will my doctor give sleeping tablets to help me sleep?
Melatonin: Yes it will but it works best when taken 30-60 minutes before bed and also when you stay in a darkened environment prior to sleep. So keep the room you sleep in dark and it will have a better effect. Other short acting sedatives such as zaleplon may also be of help, particularly for shift work. ...Read more
Not an anti anxiety: medication. Cyclobenzaprine is not an anti anxiety drug. It is structurally similar to the TCA (tricyclic antidepressant) and used as a muscle relaxant. Drowsiness and sleepiness are some of the common side effects. Cyclobenzaprine has some collateral anxiolytic properties. It's always best to take any medication under a doctors instructions. ...Read more
Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help with figuring that out. ...Read more
How can I Improve sleep habits and environment and does sleeping pills will help me to sleep quickly?
Sleep consult: As sleep physician, your question is general. Better to adhere to good sleep habits available on many professional society web. Using sleeping aid only after sleep consult, you are very young. https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene ...Read more
Can i take 150 mg elavil (amitriptyline) for depression and 25 mg. Of trazadone to help me sleep. Elavil (amitriptyline) alone doesn't help me fall asleep?
Melatonin may: Melatonin may help you sleep. It's not a knock you out kind of pill or hormone. It works best if you take it and lay down in a dark room. It won't work very well if you're up and about in lighted areas. Also it can take two weeks for it to reset your circadian rhythm and must be taken at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your physician: Hydoxyzine, prescribed as 2 medications .(hcl, atarax) and pamoate, vistaril) is a prescription medication. It is very sedating and will help with sleep. However, it is used mainly as an antihistamine and anti-itch. You should see your physician, to find out why you have difficulty sleeping. If there are no other medical issues, there are medications that would be more specific for insomnia. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: To aid sleep over time, sleep hygiene is better than meds. Go to bed & wake up @ same time daily. Use a comfortable bed with comfy pillows only for sleep/sex; no caffeine after 12 noon; no alcohol 3-4 hrs prior to sleep; avoid eating meals and vigorous exercising within 3h of bedtime (can have small snack if needed, & gentle yoga). Maintain a quiet, dark, cool room, with no computer, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does help: In general, melatonin can help with sleep. It's best to take the medication an hour or so before you wish to retire. Since it seems as if you have not taken melatonin before, so using this high of a dose would not be prudent. It is unclear which formulation you are using, so look on the instructions on the bottle for a better starting dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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