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For early morning insomnia, should I take something long-acting at bedtime every night or something short-acting when needed (about 50% of nights)?

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Dr. Cecilia Alailima
General Practice
5 doctors agree

In brief: Drugs are not the

Best first-line solution and should be avoided for chronic use.
Many rx "sleep" medications have been shown to disrupt normal brainwave activity with long-term use that can cause patients to experience drug-related sleep disruption. Detox w/ md. Exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, quiet mind activity w/ music, good diet & humor, watch sunrise/sunsets. Avoid stimulants, alcohol & nicotine.

In brief: Drugs are not the

Best first-line solution and should be avoided for chronic use.
Many rx "sleep" medications have been shown to disrupt normal brainwave activity with long-term use that can cause patients to experience drug-related sleep disruption. Detox w/ md. Exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, quiet mind activity w/ music, good diet & humor, watch sunrise/sunsets. Avoid stimulants, alcohol & nicotine.
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
Dr. Cecilia Alailima
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Dr. Joan Sy
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Short As Needed

Even 2nd generation sleeping medications can become addicting.
Best not to use when not needed so if neccessary of the 2 choices, a short acting only when needed 50% time is definitely the better route to take.

In brief: Short As Needed

Even 2nd generation sleeping medications can become addicting.
Best not to use when not needed so if neccessary of the 2 choices, a short acting only when needed 50% time is definitely the better route to take.
Dr. Joan Sy
Dr. Joan Sy
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