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Yoga For Sleeplessness
Yup & Yup: Auricular acupuncture is beneficial for depression (but i would use it as an adjunct to other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy or possibly psychotropic medications). Both chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for insomnia. Should be used with excellent sleep hygiene and possibly medications. Take care. ...Read more
Many Good Ones: Proper breathing is the key to relaxation/stress reduction and good heath! there are many good exercises. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02039/the-art-and-science-of-breathing.Html for an excellent overview. Also check out http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in-10-minutes-or-less/ enjoy! ...Read more
23yo with a good ECG/echo. Onset insomnia, persisent (health) anxiety and derealization, weak limbs, daytime sleepiness.
Chinese qigong: is not a panacea. i don't think they exist. There is a good deal of research to support many health and psychological benefits of qigong. Check out the National Qigong Association website USA www.nqa.org The gentle movements, breathing, and meditation, in western terms, adjusts biochemistry and attitude, not to mention turning down the fight flight freeze response. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I suffer with chronic insomnia and sleep apnea. I've taken different medications for depression, anxiety and sleep many years. Medications aren't work?
Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. A clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more
Address it directly: These need to be worked through rather than trying to quiet the symptoms with a supplement. If these are problematic for you, seeking professional help is more likely to make a real change for the better (rather than the bandaid'ing approach). Take care. ...Read more
Possibly: Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- helps with depression on its own, and is well tolerated. It may also help with some of the side effects caused by antidepressants. More study of using it to augment antidepressant treatment is needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762294 cognitive hypnotherapy may help depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more
Very good combo: Clonazepam is an anti-anxiety medication and trazodone is an oral antidepressant drug. However, both increase sedation and drowsiness and have many other side effects (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts). Rec.: follow instructions of the prescribing physician and if you notice worsening contact your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?
Yes!: Bingeing and eating disorders are like other addictive conditions where one can nevertheless develop strategies to live a full and contented life. There is always the possibility of a "flare-up". The key sometimes is to be consistent with these strategies no matter what and to make the goal to binge less whatever frequency that turns out to be. ...Read more
Yes!: Sleep is the nurse of all creatures. During sleep we rejuvenate and regenerate our physiology. However, oversleep is detrimental for emotional, physical and mental health. Oversleep is often a symptom of depression. Oversleep causes a heaviness in the mind-body and interferes with our vitality. ...Read more
Depress, socialy withdrawn, anxious, lethargic, just want to sleep, lack of interest. Take cymbalta (duloxetine) for fms + wellbutrin for depression. Any help?
Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.
Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?
Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Any suggestions how to cope with stress and anxiety that is affecting my job performance. Use .5 mg ativan (lorazepam) for insomnia & lamictal for mood disorder?
Anxiety: Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website and also consider reading my latest book, "managing the stress of success" featured on the same site. If your stress continues consult a mental health professional as psychotherapy can be very helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more
Seek evaluation: It is advisable to seek an evaluation with a mental health professional who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum depression. If you have Antepartum anxiety and/or depression (10-15% prevalence) it would be best to start treatment now to lower risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. Many ppl don't realize anxiety is often more common than depressed mood. If in IL, I can do virtual consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: For some people, gentle yoga will help calm them for sleep. For other people it can be activating & make falling asleep more difficult. See which it is for you. In the meantime, here are sleep hygiene tips. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need help dealing with my insomnia. Only thing that ever works for me has been Ambien (zolpidem). It's harder get it from my very natural yoga loving dr. ?
Simple things first: Results depend on the reasons for sleeplessness. You can start by cutting down on caffeine, especially after noon; regular time for bed nightly; quiet, cool bedroom without tv, computer, etc; wind down before bedtime -- maybe warm bath, soft music, gentle meditations. Very importantly, consider any stresses you're under -- and whether talking with a therapist might help. Make that appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caffeine, exercise: I'm sorry you weren't able to sleep. If you absolutely need to be at work the next day, caffeine can help as a short term boost. Also, try to be active during the day: get up, stretch, walk around. Get sunlight. If you can nap even just a little - like 15-20 min, that can help. Most of all, stay safe on the road when you drive! ...Read more
See below: Talk to you primary care doctor about your difficulty sleeping and possible sleep study. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Sleep only when sleepy. If you can’t fall asleep, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy. Sit quietly in the dark, listen to relaxing music, read something soothing, or have a cup of caffeine free tea. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Don’t exercise close to bedtime. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol before bed. Have a light snack with some carb or dairy products. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Agree w Dr. Ingram.: Use excellent 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, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have any GERD : Medically addressed. Use excellent 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, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check up if persists: A headache after sex could be due to elevated blood pressure. Sleeplessness could be due to the emotional experience. If it persists check it out with your primary care doctor. If there are psychological issues, talking to a mental health professional will be helpful. ...Read more
Yes: Sleeplessness following cardiac by-pass if very common. The trick is to figure out why you're not sleeping. There are many treatments for sleeplessness-talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Sleep problems since: Age 4? A medical evaluation is important. Insure that you use excellent 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, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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