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How can insomnia along with depression and anxiety be treated?

I m wondering if anyone can help, I get about 4-6 hrs of broken sleep. I wake up between 10-20 times roughly. I m getting a lot of lucid dreaming, and sleep paralaysis every morning. For about 8months now. I wake up with short breath after a few hrs and it gets shorter and shorter the longer I try and sleep. I have depression and anxiety but this is messing with me a lot. To the point I don t know how I can live like this. I can t focus at work. No dr has given me any answers yet. I wake up feeling zoned out and short breath can last from a few hrs - all day. I ve tried awareness and breathing excersizes. Can anyone help?!
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can
. Well, insomnia may be difficult to treat, but there are some methods which can be used. Treatment options include behavior and lifestyle changes, medicines, and complementary medicines. You need to change your dietary habits and these include changing your sleep area or schedule, watching what and when you eat and drink, and being more active. It's also important to keep regular bedtimes and wake times-7 days a week-and to try to avoid taking naps during the day. Prescription sleep medicines amy also help and include diazepam and similar medications.Melatonin is supplement which may be of help as well. In severe cases special testing is needed.
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Kindly regards. Wish you a good health.
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