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What are some nighttime sleep aids that help?

What are some nighttime sleep aids that help?

Not sure if you are: Only referring to medication by the term "aids". Melatonin can be purchased over the counter ; can be quite effective. Valerian root ; chamomile are also used for this purpose. Sleep hygiene is very important. 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. ...Read more

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What are some OTC sleep-aids?

What are some OTC sleep-aids?

Melatonin & benedryl: Are 2. 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. ...Read more

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What drugs are effective sleep-aids?

What drugs are effective sleep-aids?

A variety: A variety of meds can help, but for most, healthy sleep habits beat any drug, although can take some time to show improvment. Shut tv computer off an hour before bed and never use in bed. Go to bed and get up at the same time 7 days/week. Don't spend more than 8 hours in bed. Don't sleep during the day. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially late in the day. See your doctor if needed. ...Read more

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What are some natural sleep aids and remedies?

What are some natural sleep aids and remedies?

Hypnosis: If your sleep dificulties aren't being caused by bad habits, medications or psychiatric disease then hypnosis is often useful. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural sleep aids?

Can you please describe common natural sleep aids?

Music, lavender: Listening to special music with binaural beats can help you fall asleep faster. Check out www. Sleepphones. Com for free music. Lavender essential oil is also helpful. Make sure you don't stay up late looking at a bright computer or tv screen. ...Read more

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I'm taking four sleep aids a night to sleep what should I do?

I'm taking four sleep aids a night to sleep what should I do?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene has limited data and efficacy in chronic severe insomnia

cognitive behavior therapy of insomnia would be the best choice

weaning of some of the meds under md supervision will be helpful

rule out medical and drug induced causes. ...Read more

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What are some effective sleep aids that don't make you addicted?

What are some effective sleep aids that don't make you addicted?

May be difficult: Melatonin, if it works, could be tried. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and trazadone may not be as habituating as Ambien or a barbiturate, or alprazolam. Benadryl may help in some cases. Talk to your doctor, as there may be some simple approaches to change your pattern. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take 2 or more sleep aids every night?

Would it be recommended to to take 2 or more sleep aids every night?

Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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If you overdose on sleep-aids, what effect will it have on your internal organs later on?

If you overdose on sleep-aids, what effect will it have on your internal organs later on?

Can't say: Sleep aids is a very general term. To answer this question one would need to know what chemicals were in the sleep aid. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing weird symptoms with the sleep aids. Should I stop taking them if it's helping?

I'm experiencing weird symptoms with the sleep aids. Should I stop taking them if it's helping?

It depends: On what is meant by weird symptoms. If you're sleepwalking, for example, then you'd need to discontinue the sleep aid and alert your provider.
Anything effect that is potentially hazardous to your health or well-being would warrant stopping them, regardless of how well they're benefiting your sleep. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 50mg equate sleep aids?

Doxylamine succinate: These tablets usually come in 25mg sizes, and the recommended dosage for adults is one 30 minutes before bedtime. If you are requiring more than that, it would be advisable to consult with your doctor and find out why you are having such severe insomnia. ...Read more

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What are good sleep aids or sleep medicine?

What are good sleep aids or sleep medicine?

Healthy sleep habits: Another sleep aid is changing your sleep habits. Look up healthy sleep habits online. Http://www. Sleepfoundation. Org/article/sleep-topics/healthy-sleep-tips. 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 drugs and alcohol. ...Read more

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What are some good sleep aids and sleep medicine?

What are some good sleep aids and sleep medicine?

See below: Talk to you primary care doctor about why you can't sleep. Meanwhile establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bedtime 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. Use your bed only for sleep and sex, our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

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Do sleep aids like tranquil stop working over time?

Do sleep aids like tranquil stop working over time?

Sleep problem: I understand your desire to have good sleep.
Sleep aids like Tranquil Nighttime Sleep Aid usually have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not a medication for sleep problem. It causes drowsiness which may help with natural sleep. After few weeks it is not beneficial.
We were born with natural instinct to sleep
Do music and breathing relaxation.
Trust your body and mind when it needs rest and sleep. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC sleep aids that do not have benedryl in them?

Are there any OTC sleep aids that do not have benedryl in them?

Melatonin: Melatonin is a natural body hormone your body makes to help with sleep. It is available otc in almost any pharmacy by the vitamins/herbal supplements. ...Read more

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I am wanting to take sleep aids to escape loneliness need advice?

I am wanting to take sleep aids to escape loneliness need advice?

This is just a way: Of avoiding the issue. Instead of sleeping excessively - put your thinking cap on ; figure out activities you can be involved in that will increase interpersonal contacts. Examples: church, sports teams, art classes, choir, etc. Look for ways to find meaning in your life. When you have meaning you won't find the need to avoid living. ...Read more

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What are the best natural sleep aids to get a full nights sleep and wake up feeling rested?

What are the best natural sleep aids to get a full nights sleep and wake up feeling rested?

Insomnia: There are many causes of insomnia and there are no natural sleep aids that work for everyone. Are you having trouble falling asleep or waking up frequently during the night? Do you have racing thoughts? Waking up gasping for air or having to go to bathroom?  take a warm bath and try to go to bed at the same time every night. Reduce caffeine and alcohol. Get some exercise and sun during the day. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective sleep aids that work without making you feel hungover the next morning?

Can you please recommend some effective sleep aids that work without making you feel hungover the next morning?

Suggestions: I would suggest some sleep hygiene helps. Keep a schedule, if you don't fall asleep within 15 minutes, get up and do a quiet activity until you get sleepy, avoid alcohol before bed, avoid exercise before bed, and see a sleep physician if you continue to have trouble. Also melatonin may help. ...Read more

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Are melatonin and vit d natural sleep aids?

Yes: As a pharmacist, I don't consider it a vitamin (vitamins and minerals to me are things the body has to have to function properly, like vitamin a, c, d, etc. And minerals like iron and magnesium). I would consider it a natural sleep aid, however, since the body does contain and use melatonin in sleep regulation. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter diabetic sleep aids?

Which over-the-counter diabetic sleep aids?

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

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Are there good over-the-counter sleep aids that aren't addictive?

Melatonin: Depends on what part of sleep cycle affected if it is falling asleep use melatonin. If staying asleep either glutamine 100mg or trypophan as 5htp or neuro htp. Usually sleep issues are due to gall bladder not working well. Check and try to do liver gall bladder flush and see whether this works. If you have gall bladder issues use magnesium 800mg - to avoid tummy cramps start with 400mg. ...Read more

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If I use sleep aids to sleep more, will this boost my immune system?

If I use sleep aids to sleep more, will this boost my immune system?

Maybe: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. If you get better sleep with your sleep aid this could be helpful to your immune syst. ...Read more

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I took 2 mental pills and 3 sleep aids, by accident, should I go to the ER?

I took 2 mental pills and 3 sleep aids, by accident, should I go to the ER?

Depends: Depends on what medicine you took, the dosage in each pill, and whether there is interaction or not, I would at least recommend you call a local emergency mental health number immediately and discuss the issue with them and follow their recommendations
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I can't sleep at night. Is it time for me to get a prescription for sleep aids?

I can't sleep at night. Is it time for me to get a prescription for sleep aids?

Not yet.: Start with eliminating caffiene, having a set bedtime, and use the bed only for sleeping. Then I would try benedryl as a next step before moving to prescription meds. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter sleep aids that don't make you tired in the morning?

Are there any over-the-counter sleep aids that don't make you tired in the morning?

Melatonin: Melatonin and herbs like valerian or chamomile will not make you tired. Read labels carefully because anything with Diphenhydramine in it can make you tired and hung over even if you have slept 8 hours! ...Read more

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What are some problems OTC sleep aids can cause for people on prescription medication?

What are some problems OTC sleep aids can cause for people on prescription medication?

Dorwsiness: Otc sleep aids typically contain diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in benadryl. Drowsiness is a big side effect of this medicine so any prescription medicine that can cause drowsiness like pain killers for example should be used with caution with sleep aids containing diphenhydramine. ...Read more

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What are some sleep aids (natural or synthetic) that don't disrupt sleep architecture? (besides melatonin)?

What are some sleep aids (natural or synthetic) that don't disrupt sleep architecture? (besides melatonin)?

Valerian Root but: Sleep hygiene is important too. 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. ...Read more

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Is there any sleep aids that I can take that will help me sleep at night so when I wake up. I won't feel tired?

Is there any sleep aids that I can take that will help me sleep at night so when I wake up. I won't feel tired?

Yes: Typically these are not over the counter, however. Most otc medications for sleep are antihistamines and these linger on into the day. Melatonin 3-10mg taken at dark in the evening should not have hangover effects and typically valerian root will not. There are a number of prescription agents that last between 2-8 hours and are prescribed for this reason: "no daytime hangover.". ...Read more

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