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How is insomnia treated?

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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sleep hygiene

Learn about sleep center seritonin about rem and nonrem relaxation not worrying about sleep caffeine benzodiazepine sleep is a symptom not a disease telling u something is wrong sun goes down we should go down sun goes upwelling should be up we should learn from birds and animals they don't have sleep disorders as they dont defy nature.

In brief: Sleep hygiene

Learn about sleep center seritonin about rem and nonrem relaxation not worrying about sleep caffeine benzodiazepine sleep is a symptom not a disease telling u something is wrong sun goes down we should go down sun goes upwelling should be up we should learn from birds and animals they don't have sleep disorders as they dont defy nature.
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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Insomnia might be due to several different reason such as mood disorder, Restless Leg Syndromes, Psychological conditions. Please start with your primary care physician or see a sleep specialist. Please look at blog or go to my website, you might be able to beat it, http://lasleepdr.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-technique-that-helps-you-sleep.html http://lasleepdr.com/
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Sleep hygiene

1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends.
Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>.

In brief: Sleep hygiene

1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends.
Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Sleep on comfortable mattress and pillows. 4. Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex. Have work materials, computers, and TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hours prior to your regular bedtime. 6. Avoid caffeine within 6 hours; alcohol & smoking within 2 hours of bedtime. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hours before bedtime. 8. Avoid naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleeping, not for work or watching TV. 10. Designate another time to write down problems & possible solutions in the late afternoon or early evening, not close to bedtime. 11. After 10-15 minutes of not being able to get to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk. Lavender oil in bath or lavender scent on pillow. Melatonin is very helpful.
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