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What causes sleeplessness and dizziness?

Hello im almost 19 year old and female and i hardly dont really sleep its started to effect my day to day life now and im really weak and dizzy all the time i have tried everything and have recently been put on zopiclone ive been taking 1 a night since the 3rd but they are not working infact i seem to be only getting the side effects. what should i do?
Mon, 5 Jan 2015
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Welcome to HCM.
A change of drug to ativan or klonopin(prescription drugs) is needed alongwith following sleep hygiene practices:
Avoid napping during the day. It can disturb the normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness.
Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime.
Exercise can promote good sleep. Vigorous exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. A relaxing exercise, like yoga, can be done before bed to help initiate a restful night's sleep.
Food can be disruptive right before sleep. Stay away from large meals close to bedtime.
Ensure adequate exposure to natural light. Light exposure helps maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine. Try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep.
Associate your bed with sleep. It's not a good idea to use your bed to watch TV, listen to the radio, or read.

Hope this helps.
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What causes sleeplessness and dizziness?

Hello Welcome to HCM. A change of drug to ativan or klonopin(prescription drugs) is needed alongwith following sleep hygiene practices: Avoid napping during the day. It can disturb the normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime. Exercise can promote good sleep. Vigorous exercise should be taken in the morning or late afternoon. A relaxing exercise, like yoga, can be done before bed to help initiate a restful night s sleep. Food can be disruptive right before sleep. Stay away from large meals close to bedtime. Ensure adequate exposure to natural light. Light exposure helps maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Establish a regular relaxing bedtime routine. Try to avoid emotionally upsetting conversations and activities before trying to go to sleep. Associate your bed with sleep. It s not a good idea to use your bed to watch TV, listen to the radio, or read. Hope this helps. Thanks