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Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 in Mental Health
Question: ongoing insomnia. Go to UCSD and am currently on summer break, but have so much difficulty sleeping at night.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 1 hour later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

The first go-to medication I suggest, when sleep hygiene is already optimized (which it sounds you are doing pretty well), is Melatonin. Use 1mg tablets 2 hours before you want to go to sleep. It is over the counter, cheap, and effective. I'd recommend giving that a try.

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