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3 mrning dose of Zoloft (sertraline) cauzd insomnia.now i take lexotanil to sleep.m healthy.dun wana take any med.bt cant sleep w/o lexo.how lng Zoloft (sertraline) effect end?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine

In brief: Sleep hygiene

It is best to wait at least 2-3 weeks to let the medication work before switching medications.
Insomnia in the beginning is common. Pay attention to sleep hygiene. No alcohol, nicotine, caffeine within 4 hours of sleep, no naps, exercise, but not within an hour of sleep, do not use electronics like laptops or watch television before sleeping. The light affects wakefulness. Dark, quiet room.

In brief: Sleep hygiene

It is best to wait at least 2-3 weeks to let the medication work before switching medications.
Insomnia in the beginning is common. Pay attention to sleep hygiene. No alcohol, nicotine, caffeine within 4 hours of sleep, no naps, exercise, but not within an hour of sleep, do not use electronics like laptops or watch television before sleeping. The light affects wakefulness. Dark, quiet room.
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually 2-3 weeks

When beginning an SSRI med like zoloft, (sertraline) it is not unusual to have some restlessness that may interfere with sleep, but this usually resolves after several weeks.
Some patients find that a PM dose causes less insomnia, but for now, I recommend being consistent in the AM. If you have more agitation, contact your doctor. Avoid caffeine and chocolate in your diet. You may try Melatonin for sleep.

In brief: Usually 2-3 weeks

When beginning an SSRI med like zoloft, (sertraline) it is not unusual to have some restlessness that may interfere with sleep, but this usually resolves after several weeks.
Some patients find that a PM dose causes less insomnia, but for now, I recommend being consistent in the AM. If you have more agitation, contact your doctor. Avoid caffeine and chocolate in your diet. You may try Melatonin for sleep.
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