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I can't sleep , what can I do ?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Insomnia

There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc.
Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies.

In brief: Insomnia

There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc.
Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia.
Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:).

In brief: See below

Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia.
Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:).
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of things.

There are many good tips out there to improve one's "sleep hygiene".
One thing i like to remind people of is that the bed should be used for sleep and one other thing. That other thing isn't reading your ipad, watching tv, texting, eating, or arguing with your significant (or insignificant) other. If your sleep problems are associated with anxiety or depressed mood... Talk with your doctor!

In brief: Lots of things.

There are many good tips out there to improve one's "sleep hygiene".
One thing i like to remind people of is that the bed should be used for sleep and one other thing. That other thing isn't reading your ipad, watching tv, texting, eating, or arguing with your significant (or insignificant) other. If your sleep problems are associated with anxiety or depressed mood... Talk with your doctor!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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