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Other than melatonin, what could i take to help me stay asleep but not have an effect on sleepwalking. I tend to sleepwalk on Zoloft and ambien (zolpidem).

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Good sleep hygiene

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.

In brief: Good sleep hygiene

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.
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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine

In brief: Insomnia

The best way to initially combat insomnia is proper sleep hygiene.
Be sure to exercise and eat healthy throughout the day, don`t drink caffeine 6 hrs before bedtime and only use your bed for sleep or sexual activity. Also, staying away from drugs and alcohol will help you get better rest.

In brief: Insomnia

The best way to initially combat insomnia is proper sleep hygiene.
Be sure to exercise and eat healthy throughout the day, don`t drink caffeine 6 hrs before bedtime and only use your bed for sleep or sexual activity. Also, staying away from drugs and alcohol will help you get better rest.
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