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Not able to sleep properly. Suggest some medication?

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hello doctor,
i'm not able to sleep propely anysuggestion can you suggest any low power sleep medicine to get the good sleep
Posted Mon, 26 Nov 2012 in Sleep Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 25 minutes later
Hi Mr XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, we need to identify the reason for your sleep problem.

Sometimes, it may be due to anxiety or stress. Then, we have to give medicines to reduce the stress. Also, if there are any stress-producing factors (related to job or personal life), they need to be resolved.

Sleep problem may also be related to night shift jobs or changing shift jobs, when one is not able to sleep at different times (sometimes at nights and sometimes at day).

Jet lag due to recent travel to Europe or USA (different time zones) may also lead to sleeping problems.

Once we are sure about the reason, then, specific treatments including medicines can be used.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
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Follow-up: Not able to sleep properly. Suggest some medication? 6 minutes later
hello Doctor,

i am in normal day shift job. and i did not travel to europe or usa.
not much job stress aslo...

anxiety i dont know.....

but i dont get sleep properly...
and due to not proper sleep the whole days seems boring and unhappy

rgards,
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 17 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for getting back with more details.

Based on the description, it seems to be a case of primary insomnia (no obvious cause for sleep problem).

The medication, which is most likely to benefit you, is zolpidem. It induces sleep, and does not lead to any "hang over" the next day. Also, there is no risk of addiction to it.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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Follow-up: Not able to sleep properly. Suggest some medication? 1 minute later
But can i get this medicine without prescrpiton?

 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 5 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

Sleeping pills are prescription medications. So, you should XXXXXXX your doctor and get it prescribed. You may discuss our conversation, if required.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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