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How can I fix my insomnia?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene.
The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use.

In brief: Depends

Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene.
The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine

In brief: Many things

Need to define the cause if you can, then treat the problem. For ideopathic insomnia or shift work, you may need a hypnotic medicine.
Otherwise, insomnia can be from anxiety/depression, urinary issues and bph, arrhythmias, hormonal, restless legs, sleep apnea, etc - can try a simple improvement of sleep hygiene, avoid stimulants & cut stress. Can try melatonin, cammomile or valarian root.

In brief: Many things

Need to define the cause if you can, then treat the problem. For ideopathic insomnia or shift work, you may need a hypnotic medicine.
Otherwise, insomnia can be from anxiety/depression, urinary issues and bph, arrhythmias, hormonal, restless legs, sleep apnea, etc - can try a simple improvement of sleep hygiene, avoid stimulants & cut stress. Can try melatonin, cammomile or valarian root.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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