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What is the best remedy or treatment for troubled sleep?

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Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

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Posted on Wed, 12 Jun 2019 in Sleep Disorders
Question: I am trying to find out what's best for my troubles sleeping.
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please provide me more details

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Please elaborate the problem in detail.

Since how many days you are having this problem?
Any significant stress that is disturbing sleep?
Any history of depression or anxiety disorder?
Any treatment taken and side effects with drugs?
Do you have problem in going to sleep or there are multiple awakenings in night?

Please provide me details in follow up question.

Thank you.

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Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 5 minutes later
10 months lost my loved one! I have had troubles before when a tragic incident occurs.
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Benzodiazepines can be used on SOS basis for sleep.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I am sorry for your loss. Due to significant stress, you are not sleeping well. Medicines like benzodiazepines can be used for sleep in your case. Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam etc., are commonly used. The drugs will reduce significant anxiety and stress and will aid in sound sleep.

However, these drugs should be used for short term only. Regular use is known to result in dependence. OTC drugs like Benadryl can be used for sleep too but are not very potent.

You can talk with your doctor about these drugs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you. Take care.

Regards,
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Psychiatrist
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How much benadryl can you use?
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Benadryl can help in 50 mg dose.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Benadryl in 25-50 mg dose helps in sleep. You can try 50 mg dose for some time and this will improve your sleep.

Hope I have answered your query.

Thank you.

Regards,
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Psychiatrist
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