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I am having trouble sleeping I was just wondering if it is a good idea to take sleeping pills?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on the type

of pill and source of sleep issues.
is it insomnia due to a medical condition vs. poor sleep hygiene, or problems with movement during sleep, etc. Benzodiazipines and other sleep sedatives (ambien, lunesta) are not typically used longterm for insomnia. Other options exist for longterm use, and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is highly effective. Recommend eval with your provider.

In brief: Depends on the type

of pill and source of sleep issues.
is it insomnia due to a medical condition vs. poor sleep hygiene, or problems with movement during sleep, etc. Benzodiazipines and other sleep sedatives (ambien, lunesta) are not typically used longterm for insomnia. Other options exist for longterm use, and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is highly effective. Recommend eval with your provider.
Dr. Donald Gieck
Dr. Donald Gieck
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Dr. Amrit Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

SLEEP:Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain.
Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk fi u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise. Once on drugs for sleep u mau find it hard to regain ur self control.Use drugs only if a MD dx of symptomatic insomnia.

In brief: No

SLEEP:Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain.
Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk fi u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise. Once on drugs for sleep u mau find it hard to regain ur self control.Use drugs only if a MD dx of symptomatic insomnia.
Dr. Amrit Singh
Dr. Amrit Singh
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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep

they can help yes

In brief: Sleep

they can help yes
Dr. Zachary Veres
Dr. Zachary Veres
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Dr. Amrit Singh
u should avoid them at all cost, do behavior modification, and environmental controll
Dr. Amrit Singh
SLEEP:Avoid drugs for sleep, weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and wait gain. Usually try behavior modification, punctuality in sleeping, read a book and warm milk fi u like. Avoid caffeine, drinking, TV in room. Do regular exercise. Once on drugs for sleep u mau find it hard to regain ur self control.Use drugs only if a MD dx of symptomatic insomnia.
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