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What is the single best way to cure insomnia?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Melatonin

Ck w/your doc first and don't take w/other sleeping meds or if pregnant.
Melatonin (a hormone) can be helpful for sleep. Take one hour prior to going to bed and a very small dose--many folks take 1 or 2 mg. Peace and good health. I've not seen any "hang over" side effects. Peace and good health. No stimulants after noon. No computer or important work 1 hr. prior to sleep.

In brief: Melatonin

Ck w/your doc first and don't take w/other sleeping meds or if pregnant.
Melatonin (a hormone) can be helpful for sleep. Take one hour prior to going to bed and a very small dose--many folks take 1 or 2 mg. Peace and good health. I've not seen any "hang over" side effects. Peace and good health. No stimulants after noon. No computer or important work 1 hr. prior to sleep.
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: I would

Find out the etiology or cause and attack that.

In brief: I would

Find out the etiology or cause and attack that.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Insomnia

Insomnia is not a psychiatric disorder, but a symptoms from multiple conditions.
It ranges from poor sleep hygiene to major psychiatry disorder. Common conditions are anxiety and depression, but also major psychiatric conditions like Bipolar disorders. It would be necessary to consult a mental health professional and get a thorough evaluation.

In brief: Insomnia

Insomnia is not a psychiatric disorder, but a symptoms from multiple conditions.
It ranges from poor sleep hygiene to major psychiatry disorder. Common conditions are anxiety and depression, but also major psychiatric conditions like Bipolar disorders. It would be necessary to consult a mental health professional and get a thorough evaluation.
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w Dr. Suchecki

Use good sleep hygiene.
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 or warm bath.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Suchecki

Use good sleep hygiene.
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 or warm bath.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on cause(s)

People develop insomnia 4 many reasons.
Careful detective work is the answer! FIRST, rule out any medical problems causing/contributing to it. SECOND, if no medical problems are apparent, try to identify behaviors/behavioral patterns tied to it (e.g., going to bed at all different hours, asking questions on HealthTap at bedtime, etc.) Learn abt "sleep hygiene" per the awesome Dr. Heidi Fowler!

In brief: Depends on cause(s)

People develop insomnia 4 many reasons.
Careful detective work is the answer! FIRST, rule out any medical problems causing/contributing to it. SECOND, if no medical problems are apparent, try to identify behaviors/behavioral patterns tied to it (e.g., going to bed at all different hours, asking questions on HealthTap at bedtime, etc.) Learn abt "sleep hygiene" per the awesome Dr. Heidi Fowler!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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