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Are there any alternatives to sleeping medicine?

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Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Identifying the underlying cause of the sleep problem and then treating that.
Often, sleep problems can be treated without the need for actual sleep medicines.

In brief: Yes

Identifying the underlying cause of the sleep problem and then treating that.
Often, sleep problems can be treated without the need for actual sleep medicines.
Dr. Julia Stanford
Dr. Julia Stanford
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Over-the-counter medications such as Benadryl contain the key ingredient diphenhydramine.
This key ingredient can cause drowsiness. However it's not recommended to take this medication chronically some people have cognitive deficits and attention problems. Consult a physician to discuss the real reason why you may not be able to get to sleep.

In brief: Yes

Over-the-counter medications such as Benadryl contain the key ingredient diphenhydramine.
This key ingredient can cause drowsiness. However it's not recommended to take this medication chronically some people have cognitive deficits and attention problems. Consult a physician to discuss the real reason why you may not be able to get to sleep.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry

In brief: Get it checked out!

Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality.
Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life!

In brief: Get it checked out!

Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality.
Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life!
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona
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