4 doctors weighed in:
I'm currently experiencing insomnia have had it for the past 2 nights. What are some main options for fixing this? I have made sure to avoid caffeine.
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stressed?
Changes in patterns lately? Stress re: work, family, $, etc.
? Meds including cold/sinus rx? Chocolate (caffeine-like substances)? Alcohol? Eating too much, too late? Too much exercise, social networking/computer time/tv, etc? Start w/ sleep hygiene -2 things in bed: sleep, sex; no reading, tv, computer in bed. Warm bath may help, avoid energizing stuff b4 bed dark room progressive relax exercise.

In brief: Stressed?
Changes in patterns lately? Stress re: work, family, $, etc.
? Meds including cold/sinus rx? Chocolate (caffeine-like substances)? Alcohol? Eating too much, too late? Too much exercise, social networking/computer time/tv, etc? Start w/ sleep hygiene -2 things in bed: sleep, sex; no reading, tv, computer in bed. Warm bath may help, avoid energizing stuff b4 bed dark room progressive relax exercise.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
Thank
Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry
In brief: Sleep Hygeine
-exercise in the morning, preferably outside.
-don't exercise after 5pm. -don't drink anything with caffeine after 11 am. -avoid having the tv on when trying to sleep -the bedroom should be dark and quiet. -stay away from bright light after 9pm (such as smartphones, tablet pc's/ipads, computer screens. -avoid alcohol (if you have trouble, then talk with your general doctor or psychiatrist).

In brief: Sleep Hygeine
-exercise in the morning, preferably outside.
-don't exercise after 5pm. -don't drink anything with caffeine after 11 am. -avoid having the tv on when trying to sleep -the bedroom should be dark and quiet. -stay away from bright light after 9pm (such as smartphones, tablet pc's/ipads, computer screens. -avoid alcohol (if you have trouble, then talk with your general doctor or psychiatrist).
Dr. Kira Stein
Dr. Kira Stein
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors