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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What to do for chronic insomia?

My son aged 25 years is suffering from chronic insomnia since 3 years. Consulted many psychiatrists but of no use. A docor prescribed CLOFRANIL Sr 2 tabs every day for life long and said that there is no permanent cure and should take throughout his life. Any advise from your side Doctor ?
Mon, 25 Aug 2014
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Hii

I understand your concern.

You have to follow sleep hygiene 1st.
certain routines and lifestyle modification will help you like

fix sleep schedule and stick on it

no day time sleep

exercise that makes you fatigue

stress free activities and meditations
avoid alcohol and smoking

avoid heavy meal in dinner

avoid tea cofffee soft drink at night

use bed when you feel sleepy
read up to when you will sleepy

no day time sleep

no talking or use mobile in bed
calm and cool bed room

all of this will help you to restore good sleep

besides this there i prefer medicines like benzodiazapine and zolpidame which are useful in treat sleep problems.

The medicine that you have taken is also good for sleep.
get well soon
thank you

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What to do for chronic insomia?

Hii I understand your concern. You have to follow sleep hygiene 1st. certain routines and lifestyle modification will help you like fix sleep schedule and stick on it no day time sleep exercise that makes you fatigue stress free activities and meditations avoid alcohol and smoking avoid heavy meal in dinner avoid tea cofffee soft drink at night use bed when you feel sleepy read up to when you will sleepy no day time sleep no talking or use mobile in bed calm and cool bed room all of this will help you to restore good sleep besides this there i prefer medicines like benzodiazapine and zolpidame which are useful in treat sleep problems. The medicine that you have taken is also good for sleep. get well soon thank you