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I have difficulty sleeping at night. Tea doesn't work. What should I take?
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: Tea worsens sleep
Tea has caffeine which worsens sleep at night.
If you often have trouble sleeping at night, it is important to find the reason. Sleep apnea (snoring and stopping breathing in sleep), periodic limb movement disorder (lots of leg jerks causing arousals in sleep), anxiety, depression, poor sleep habits, can all cause insomnia. Behavioral treatment and off-label use of non-addictive medicines may help.

In brief: Tea worsens sleep
Tea has caffeine which worsens sleep at night.
If you often have trouble sleeping at night, it is important to find the reason. Sleep apnea (snoring and stopping breathing in sleep), periodic limb movement disorder (lots of leg jerks causing arousals in sleep), anxiety, depression, poor sleep habits, can all cause insomnia. Behavioral treatment and off-label use of non-addictive medicines may help.
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