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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes insomnia and burning sensation in the stomach?

Nearly every night, when I go to bed to sleep, as I get almost to sleep, I start getting restless, to the point that I have to move around my extremities, feel like I itch, and basically cannot sleep. I have taken two aspirins for this in the past and it seem to help, but I don t want to burn my stomach up. I basically have to keep moving around until the feeling subsides and I can fall asleep. I am 56 years old and this started about 3 years ago. I first thought it was due to eating late (sugar) but no matter when I eat or even if no sugary foods are consumed, it still happens.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
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Hello Dear. You are having gastritis or acid reflux at night. Some tips to follow

1. Do not eat spicy food
2. You can take over the counter drugs like tab pantop once a day on empty stomach
3. Take little food at frequent intervals. Breakfast around 8am, small snack at 11am, lunch at 1pm, small snack at 4pm and dinner at 8pm
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Do not smoke, take alcohol or tobacco and even excess of coffee and tea
6. Do not take much of stress. Stress aggravates gastritis
7. Do regular exercise. Atleast half an hour per day
8. Learn meditation techniques
9. Follow this regularly for 21 days. It is said that anything you practice regularly for 21 days becomes a habit

With regards- Dr Sanjay Kini
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