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Having problem in sleeping. Had panic attack. What are the complications?

I dont sleep well and whenever I have something on in the morning I get worked up, due to the feeling that I need to sleep, I feel like I dont know how to let go and go to sleep anymore. I had a panic attack a few years ago and ever since I have not been the same. I have come a long way from then but i still am troubled by the fact that if I really need to get some rest for the next day I get worked up and do not sleep.
Asked On : Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
You definitely have trouble sleeping and the symptoms that you are suggesting appear that you have an anxiety disorder as well. However the later part can be confirmed only after a detailed interview with a psychiatrist. As far as your sleeping troubles are concerned, you should follow steps of sleep hygiene.
You should try to follow the principles of sleep hygiene...
1) Sleep and wake up at a fixed time. No compensatory extra sleep hours.
2) Use the place of sleeping exclusively for sleep.
3) Change yourself into sleeping clothes and have a warm bath before sleeping.
4) Have a dim light in the room.
5) Morning exercise for 30 min at least.
6) Dont try too hard to sleep. If you are not getting sleep you should get up, do some reading and again try going to sleep after some time when you feel sleepy.
7) No watching TV or work on computer near bed time.
8) Soothing music can also help.
If these steps do not solve your problem then you shouldn't hesitate to take sleep medications like Zolpidem or clonazepam for a short while, while your sleep troubles abate.
If the problem persists do contact a nearby psychiatrist.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be more than happy to help you if you need any further clarifications.
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Wish you a good health!
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Neurologist Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash's  Response

The good news is that you donot have any serious medical problem. The best thing you need to do is to prectice relaxation which will ease your stress. You need to have a good sleep hygine too. You can meet a nearby sleep medicine specialist for the same or write to me in my email
I hope this will help you
Best wishes
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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