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I can't sleep for like 2months! what to do?
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Dr. Aaron Wolfson
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Many Causes..
There are many reasons for difficulty sleeping, and several types of insomnia.
Nearly 70 million people suffer from sleep problems. If you have been having difficulty sleeping for some time (two or more weeks), it may be helpful to consult your doctor or a mental health professional to explore further. Here is a link to some tips I have developed for my patients: http://tinyurl.Com/cuexb6u.

In brief: Many Causes..
There are many reasons for difficulty sleeping, and several types of insomnia.
Nearly 70 million people suffer from sleep problems. If you have been having difficulty sleeping for some time (two or more weeks), it may be helpful to consult your doctor or a mental health professional to explore further. Here is a link to some tips I have developed for my patients: http://tinyurl.Com/cuexb6u.
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Agree w Dr. Wolfson.
Retire & rise same time each day.
Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Wolfson.
Retire & rise same time each day.
Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Insomnia causes
As a psychiatrist the most common things i see are anxiety and depression.
Both are very treatable with therapy and medication. Are you up worrying about things, are you feeling down all the time without drive or motivation? Do you feel ill without any symptoms of a cold? Are you ruminating? See a mental health professional.

In brief: Insomnia causes
As a psychiatrist the most common things i see are anxiety and depression.
Both are very treatable with therapy and medication. Are you up worrying about things, are you feeling down all the time without drive or motivation? Do you feel ill without any symptoms of a cold? Are you ruminating? See a mental health professional.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep hygiene
While sleeping pills are the "quick fix", it's better first to look at "sleep hygiene", natural ways to promote sleep.
Avoid caffeine in the 2nd half of the day, no big meals or heavy exercise right before bed, use the restroom first. Try herb tea. Have a comfortable quiet dark bedroom, without tv/electronics to distract you. Don't stare at the clock all night. Chronic insomnia? See a doctor.

In brief: Sleep hygiene
While sleeping pills are the "quick fix", it's better first to look at "sleep hygiene", natural ways to promote sleep.
Avoid caffeine in the 2nd half of the day, no big meals or heavy exercise right before bed, use the restroom first. Try herb tea. Have a comfortable quiet dark bedroom, without tv/electronics to distract you. Don't stare at the clock all night. Chronic insomnia? See a doctor.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Try sleep hygiene
Excercise , reduce chronic worries, eat nutritious dinner, avoid daytime naps, take warm showers before bedtime and only lay in bed when ready to sleep and minimize external noise.
May try short term melatonin or see your md.

In brief: Try sleep hygiene
Excercise , reduce chronic worries, eat nutritious dinner, avoid daytime naps, take warm showers before bedtime and only lay in bed when ready to sleep and minimize external noise.
May try short term melatonin or see your md.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
2 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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