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what are the effects of being on trazodone for sleep difficulty and then switching to another med?

A: It is always important, when changing or starting a new medicine, to keep in close contact with the physician about side effects. Everyone reacts differently to changes and some times changes need to be made more gradually for some people than others. If you are having some uncomfortable side effects since making the change, let your doctor know and ask his/her advice. Sometimes just understanding that a side effect will wear off quickly is enough to make it tolerable. Sometimes reviewing the reasons for the medication therapy and being sure that you have the correct diagnosis and treatment are most important. Bottom line is that you are not alone with the medication change and your doctor continues to share the role of understanding and helping you manage how you are feeling and how the...


Does anyone out there have chronic sleep difficulties?

A: All I can tell you is what worked for me. My >10 years of insomnia that got worse and worse was solved when I went on a prescription antacid (although I don't think that's what the doctor called it). I only needed to be on the medicine for a couple of weeks to let my digestive system heal, then after that I would take it when I went against the recommended diet. Basically I could eat what I wanted to during the day (breakfast and lunch) but after about 3 - nothing spicy, nothing fried, no butter, nothing with tomatoes. On the question of shift work - I know a lady whose body cannot tolerate changing time zones. Her Phd thesis required her to go to Germany and it was extremely difficult to function. Now that she has graduated she keeps all her travel within one time zone....

I haven't slept well since Mid-April. The quality of my sleep has improved?

A: First take a deep breath in and relax and you''ll go to sleep without knowing it if you had things on your mind when you retire it can affect you sleeping habit try to completely relax before retireing Before seeking professional help, you might try to re-establish a good sleep cycle on your own. Here''s some information from www.sleepsmart.com: "Introduction When we have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or problems waking up during the nights sleep we are suffering from insomnia. A 1991 Gallup poll found that 36% of American adults have some type of insomnia and 9% have chronic


ACK!! Why can't I sleep?

A: I am seriously not trying to sound perverted in any way shape or form but statistically speaking they say the release of endorphines after having an orgasm is 10 stronger than some of the worlds strongest sleep aids. It also gives you a general sense of well being which has also been shown to help mild depression as well. It might help cleans your mind and allow you to put whatever is working your mind to ease. Also they actually have sleep hygene information on the net. Like no violent video games before bed, and dont read in bed or watch tv in bed, leave your bed for sleeping and reading for another room in the house. Also dont lay in bed for more than 30 minutes. It seems you have that covered though. If your...


How harmful is it to only get three to four hours of sleep a night?

A: The stage of sleep characterized by rapid movements of the eyes is known as (REM) sleep. The average persons REM sleep per night is approximately 90-120 minutes for an adult. However, this varies considerably with age. It is during this stage of sleep that the body physically recovers from the previous day’s activity, and hormones are released to enable this. The amount of sleep we actually need mainly depends on how old we are. .Babies usually sleep for about 16-18 hours each day. .Older children may require 9 or 10 hours a night. .Most adults need 7-8 hours sleep each night. .Older people require the same amount of...


How Do I Choose the Best sleep Disorders Center?

A: Patients who have difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep are often referred to a sleep disorders center. At the center, doctors and technologists work with the patient to define the exact cause of the sleep related problem. As part of the diagnostic process, patients are often required to sleep at the center. A series of monitors are connected to the patient, and they are recorded and observed during the night. The qualifications of the staff, equipment, association with local hospitals, and reputation are all important items to review when choosing the best sleep disorders center. Although all interruptions to normal

How Do I Prepare for a Night in a sleep Lab?

A: If you’re having sleeping difficulties and you find that you need the assistance of a sleep lab, there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for the experience. For starters, you’ll want to maintain a normal sleeping routine leading into the session so that it will be easier for you to go to sleep once you arrive. Secondly, you’ll generally need to avoid any stimulants that might interfere with your normal sleeping processes, including substances containing caffeine. Remember to bring any necessary items such as medications with you to the lab, and remember that most labs will require you to come in with a clean face so that sensors...


Global sleep Assessment Questionnaire

A: A rather simple screening test might help your doctor to evaluate a possible sleeping disorder. Here is a list of 11 questions (Global sleep Assessment Questionnaire GSAQ):Did you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or did you feel poorly rested in the morning?MoreDid you fall asleep unintentionally or did you have to fight to stay awake during the day?MoreDid sleep difficulties or daytime sleepiness interfere with your daily activities?Did work or other activities prevent you from getting enough sleep?Did you snore loudly?Did you hold your breath, have...


Seroquel is also helped with sleep problems?

A: 7 Mar 2012 Hello, I suffer from insomnia and take seroquel, and for me it works great. Seroquel is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; insomnia; schizoaffective disorder; depression (and more), and belongs to the drug class atypical antipsychotics. http://www.drugs.com/seroquel.html http://www.drugs.com/condition/insomnia.html Take care, maso.- Votes:+1CommentVote upReport maso4169 7 Mar 2012FYI seroquel is a very strong medication and it is not for everyone. alcon1502 7 Mar 2012Thanks Maso,you always is abailable. If you see my profile a active competitive runner and I will discuss with my dc tha cardiovascular aspect of zeroquel. thanks again. Regards; Alcon maso4169 7 Mar 2012You are very welcome, but do not forget my friend this med WILL put you to


What are the Different Types of sleep Aids?

A: There are numerous recommendations for treating frequently occurring sleep difficulties. The best way to treat sleep disorders is to prevent them, by maintaining a regular sleep routine, addressing any stress that may cause sleeplessness, avoiding caffeinated beverages at least six hours before bedtime, having a comfortable mattress, and maintaining a good diet and exercise regime. If in spite of trying these things, one is still unable to sleep, there are a number of sleep aids to try. sleep aids fit into several categories: alternative therapies or supplements, over the counter medications,...

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