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Treatment for changing of sleeping patterns - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   tell me your query
User :   I am taking tablets called focus factor and natrol 5 htp for the past one month and they work fine with me
User :   tomorrow I have a tough 6 hr cfa exam
User :   and i am night person
Doctor :   ok
User :   so i was studying in the night for past one month
User :   my brain doesnt function in the morning
Doctor :   ok
User :   yesterday i wanted to change my sleep patern
Doctor :   ok
User :   so that i can be active in my exam tomo at 9 am
User :   but i could not sleep even at 2 am
User :   so i took cheap sleep aid called diphenhydramine hcl
User :   i didnt sleep with that too
User :   but from morning i feel my brain is totally inactive
Doctor :   i see
User :   i am reading a small question for more than 6mins
User :   i have put lot of efforts
User :   on my reading
Doctor :   i can completely understand your situation
User :   i am worried tomorrow its going to be same]
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   30
User :   female
User :   once i drank energy drink with that also i was not able to sleep that night at the same time my brain didnt function
Doctor :   now to begin with i will explain you that what your body went thru is like a situation we face when we are jet lagged
Doctor :   you have been taking lot of stimulants in your body , which is not good
User :   ok
Doctor :   now the main point here is about your exam tomorrow
User :   yes
User :   my brain totally i not working
User :   but i am very sharp and inteligent
Doctor :   but from next time please dont use such aids and even if you do, you make sure you dont use them for so long duration
User :   esply in the nights
Doctor :   i can understand
User :   ok
Doctor :   now i will suggest that you need t completely stop thing anything today
Doctor :   you need to replenish your body with fresh fruits and juices so that they can help in replenishing
Doctor :   dont take any sort of pills
User :   ok
Doctor :   human mind works in a different ways . you have put in all your efforts
Doctor :   and the brain is conditioned to extract all the inforation
Doctor :   provided you give it rest
Doctor :   and not overstimulate it
Doctor :   you need to be calm and try just going thru the basic read for your exam. dont try to cram up new topics now
User :   ok
User :   how to speed up reading capacity
User :   completely no concentration
User :   just today its happened
Doctor :   you will do fine tomorrow just remember you need to calm your self and everything will be ok. what you are experiencing is a normal human reaction
Doctor :   what is most important that you tell your self that you need to be calm , and trust me that is the KEY for your success tomorrow
Doctor :   one technique you can follow is that you study for 45 mins and then take a 5 mins break by the watch
Doctor :   in that 5 mins make sure you dont think bout studies
Doctor :   try listening to some music
User :   will the side effect which i face due to the sleeping pill go
Doctor :   or talking to a friend
Doctor :   well there are no long term side effects
Doctor :   but next time please do have a regular cup of coffee
User :   it should go by tomorrow otherwise
User :   I will cant face by exam
Doctor :   yes it will but iam stressing on the fact STAY CALM
User :   its cfa and 120 questions in three hours
Doctor :   i can understand your stress level
Doctor :   what you have done is extremely common among students in medical field too
Doctor :   thats why i am guiding you correct
Doctor :   you will be fine
Doctor :   follow the technique i told you
Doctor :   and i wish you all the very best
User :   should i not continue with the focus factor and 5HTP because they were fine with me
Doctor :   remember to always believe in your self
Doctor :   no please STOP taking them
User :   ok
Doctor :   trust me you will be fine
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   all the very best
User :   thanks
Doctor :   good luck
Doctor :   take care
User :   ok
Doctor :   good bye
User :   bye
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