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Trouble staying asleep, need help or meds?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Try better sleep
hygiene - if that doesn't work - get med eval.
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 >

In brief: Try better sleep
hygiene - if that doesn't work - get med eval.
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 >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Take care.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
In brief: Help
It is often too easy for us dr's to rx a sleep drug when the problem might be something like sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome.
Please have a talk with your dr about causes for sleep disturbance.

In brief: Help
It is often too easy for us dr's to rx a sleep drug when the problem might be something like sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome.
Please have a talk with your dr about causes for sleep disturbance.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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