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Suffering from insomnia. Medicines causing drowsiness. How to recover?

actually i am parthiban 44 m chn,during my collg days i got addicted to heroine drugs,after several many deaddictions,one fine day due to over dosage of heroine injection ,got block out ,hospitalised,recovered,from that day i am suffering from severe insomnia disease,however i consulted many psychriatists,the pills they prescribe it works at that time,but in morinings i get drowsiness,met accidents on my work,hw to recover from this pls tell me sir
Asked On : Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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To deal with insomnia, the first thing to do is follow sleep hygiene. The steps for this are:
a. •     Fix a bedtime and an awakening time
•     Avoid napping during the day. If you must, limit the nap to 30-45 minutes.
•     Avoid alcohol , caffeine and heavy, spicy, or sugary foods 4-6 hours before bedtime.
•     Exercise regularly but not right before bed
•     Find a comfortable temperature setting for sleeping and keep the room well ventilated.
•     Block out all distracting noise, and eliminate as much light as possible.
•     Try a light snack before bed.
•     Relaxation techniques such as yoga, deep breathing and others may help relieve anxiety and reduce muscle tension.
•     Stop worrying
In addition, you need to speak with your physician about drugs like zolpidem. They will allow you to sleep without making you excessively sleepy in the day time.
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Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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