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Zequel Nighttime Sleep Aids
Not typically: Imovane is a central nervous system depressant prescribed as a sleep aid medication (. Because imovane can worsen symptoms of respiratory disorders, people with sleep apnea, emphysema, asthma or bronchitis may not be able to safely take imovane. Never take any sleep aid without the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) melatonin: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be safely used. Just make sure that you're not too hung over from it the next day. Also make sure that it does not cause appetite stimulation which could also affect your diabetes. Otherwise there are no warnings regarding diabetes with it. The other option is melatonin. Actually, studies have been done with melatonin and diabetes and has been found that diabetics lack melatonin. The studies show that people who are low in melatonin have a twofold greater chance of developing type two diabetes. Melatoninreceptor sites are interestingly found in the islet cells of the pancreas.This is where Insulin is made. There are no contraindications to diabetics using melatonin. If you do use it, use a maximum of the 3 mg dose taken two hours before your desired bed time. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm not sleeping at night. I've tried prescription sleep aid otc sleep aids and nothing helps. Please help me?
Insomnia: poor sleeping habit, depression, anxiety , preoccupation, drinking stimulating beverages before sleep (coffee, cafeinated beverages) can cause insomnia, if there is a TV in the bedroom try to turn it off, turn off all lights, try to go to bed at the same time every night, it may be hard at first but with time it be easier, if there is depression or anxiety try to talk to someone (counselor/psych) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A expensive drug which works well.Get a more detailed answer ›
No guarantee: I'm afraid ther is no guarantee. Some of the over the counter things taken can actually make some people's sleep issues worse (like in the case of RLS and antihistamines (benadryl). Just be careful on using something to help with sleep even if "natural." find out what is causing you to have trouble falling asleep if you can. ...Read more
Have ob apnea, use cpap nightly. Fatigue persists! could not nap for mslt. Rem sleep from 6-7am in overnight study. Rem interruption in am = fatigue?
Can celexa cause insomnia? Morning or night? Also taking seroquel (quetiapine) with food at night to sleep
Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used 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. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more
Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more
5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?
Blood sugar: Possible. One quick way to tell - don't eat any refined carbs (bread, regular potatoes, etc.) for dinner. At bedtime, have a snack of some celery and peanut butter. The peanut butter "burns slowly" in your body. If you feel better in the A.M. - that was it! you should also have a fasting Insulin checked in the A.M. To see if you are "hyperinsulinemic." that could mimic what you describe. ...Read more
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