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What is the cure for  insomnia?
18 doctors weighed in

David Miller
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on the cause
There are many causes to insomnia.
Indeed, insomnia is mostly a symptom, but sometimes a primary disease. The key is figuring out the cause and then treating that. In the mean time, work on your sleep hygiene. Here's a good link to get you started. http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/howto.html.

In brief: Depends on the cause
There are many causes to insomnia.
Indeed, insomnia is mostly a symptom, but sometimes a primary disease. The key is figuring out the cause and then treating that. In the mean time, work on your sleep hygiene. Here's a good link to get you started. http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/howto.html.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment vs. cure.
What is the cause of insomnia? How long has it been a problem? What type of sleep issues does one have, can't fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up early & can't get back to sleep? - that's likely depression.
Can't sleep all? - may be bipolar issues. Irritable restless sleep? - toxic on medications or street drugs? Treatment is specific for each diagnosis. Then insomnia may be cured.

In brief: Treatment vs. cure.
What is the cause of insomnia? How long has it been a problem? What type of sleep issues does one have, can't fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up early & can't get back to sleep? - that's likely depression.
Can't sleep all? - may be bipolar issues. Irritable restless sleep? - toxic on medications or street drugs? Treatment is specific for each diagnosis. Then insomnia may be cured.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Insomnia Problems
Many factors can contribute to insomnia; here are a few: low progesterone, low blood sugar causing release of adrenaline, low levels of melatonin, excessive neuroexititoxic items (like aspartame, nitrates, nitrites, msg, fried foods) in your diet.
Stimulants (like coffee) too much light exposure late in the day. Not enough natural light exposure early in the day. Lack of darkness at night.

In brief: Insomnia Problems
Many factors can contribute to insomnia; here are a few: low progesterone, low blood sugar causing release of adrenaline, low levels of melatonin, excessive neuroexititoxic items (like aspartame, nitrates, nitrites, msg, fried foods) in your diet.
Stimulants (like coffee) too much light exposure late in the day. Not enough natural light exposure early in the day. Lack of darkness at night.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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