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Facing difficulty in falling asleep. What should be done?

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what to do when i am having a hard time falling,staying!
Posted Mon, 18 Feb 2013 in Sleep Disorders
Answered by Dr. Rajat Gupta 2 hours later

I suggest sleep hygiene measures to be followed if you have difficulty falling asleep. It means conditioning you and your external envirnoment to suit to the sleep. A short walk, small meal for dinner, hot shower bath can be tried. If the measures does not help.

Alternatively, try meditation for relieving stress and anxiety they give better results over long term.

For immediate help you can either take antianxiety drugs like alprazolam or sleep inducing medicines like Zolpidem etc. These drugs are not available over the counter at most places, so consult a physician near you.

Hope this helps

Take care
Dr Rajat Gupta
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