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Why doesn´t the doctor just give me sleeping pills?
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It's not always best
The ideal treatment for any condition is to treat the underlying cause rather than simply cover up the problem by using medicine.
If there is a cause related to lifestyle habits or a medical condition that can be corrected, that is best for the body. Some sleeping pills have side effects that outweigh the benefits.

In brief: It's not always best
The ideal treatment for any condition is to treat the underlying cause rather than simply cover up the problem by using medicine.
If there is a cause related to lifestyle habits or a medical condition that can be corrected, that is best for the body. Some sleeping pills have side effects that outweigh the benefits.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It Depends....
"sleeping pills" can be used for sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia.
This can be caused by bad sleep hygiene, which are habits that tend to perpetuate the insomnia. A pill can only help so much if you don't correct the underlying cause. Sleep apnea is another major factor in poor quality sleep. A thorough evaluation is needed before medication should be prescribed.

In brief: It Depends....
"sleeping pills" can be used for sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia.
This can be caused by bad sleep hygiene, which are habits that tend to perpetuate the insomnia. A pill can only help so much if you don't correct the underlying cause. Sleep apnea is another major factor in poor quality sleep. A thorough evaluation is needed before medication should be prescribed.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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