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I take Lunesta (eszopiclone) for severe insomnia, but am also interested in sleep hygiene to augment this medication. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Julie Bruno
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep routine

Try to get yourself into a sleep routine such as stop working and stimulating your brain an hour prior to going to sleep, put some soothing music on or a read, drink some sleepy time tea and/or have some melatonin (if it's not contraindicated with other meds you may be taking), sleep in total darkness, don't sleep with a television on or use electronic devises 30 mins before sleep.

In brief: Sleep routine

Try to get yourself into a sleep routine such as stop working and stimulating your brain an hour prior to going to sleep, put some soothing music on or a read, drink some sleepy time tea and/or have some melatonin (if it's not contraindicated with other meds you may be taking), sleep in total darkness, don't sleep with a television on or use electronic devises 30 mins before sleep.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep hygiene is key

Retire & rise same time each day.
Bedroom should be dark & cool - used 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. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent.

In brief: Sleep hygiene is key

Retire & rise same time each day.
Bedroom should be dark & cool - used 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. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent.
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