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It's been awhile since you've had a good night's sleep. You've tried hot baths and warm milk, and you're sick of counting sheep, but nothing seems to work. Before trying any sleep treatment it's important to talk to a doctor. [read article]

Tests for Sleeplessness

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Polysomnography is a study or test done while a person is fully asleep. You will be observed while you sleep so that your doctor can record data about your sleep pa...  More
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Psychiatric Interview and Evaluation
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Epworth Sleepiness Scale
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Actigraphy
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Self Care for Sleeplessness

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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Reduce Caffeine Intake
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Alternative Procedures for Sleeplessness What's this?

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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Efficacy Grade A
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Sleeplessness What's this?

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The hop is a member of the Cannabaceae family, traditionally used for relaxation, sedation, and to treat insomnia. A number of methodologically weak human trials ha...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The dried aerial parts of passion flower ( Passiflora incarnata ) have historically been used as a sedative and hypnotic (for insomnia) and for nervous gastrointest...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness a...  More
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Kava beverages, made from dried roots of the shrub Piper methysticum , have been used ceremonially and socially in the South Pacific for hundreds of years and in Eu...  More
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Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. It has been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. In modern time...  More
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5-HTP is the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is obtained commercially from the seeds of the plant Griffonia simplicifolia . 5-HTP has been suggested...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Sleeplessness

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ZOLPIDEM (zole PI dem) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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ZOLPIDEM (zole PI dem) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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TEMAZEPAM (te MAZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to help you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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FLURAZEPAM (flure AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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ESZOPICLONE (es ZOE pi clone) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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OXAZEPAM (ox A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal.  More
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TRIAZOLAM (trye AY zoe lam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to sleep. It is only for short-term use, and should generally...  More
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ZALEPLON (ZAL e plon) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep.  More
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ESTAZOLAM (es TA zoe lam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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RAMELTEON (ram EL tee on) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep.  More
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BUTABARBITAL (byoo ta BAR bi tal) is a barbiturate. It is used to help you relax for sleep.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DOXYLAMINE (dox IL a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat sleeping problems.  More
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Quazepam (KWA ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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SECOBARBITAL (see koe BAR bi tal) is a barbiturate. It is used to help you sleep if you have insomnia or before you have surgery.  More
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ZOLPIDEM (zole PI dem) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.  More
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Medical Procedures for Sleeplessness

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Behavior Therapy
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Exposure - Behavior Therapy
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Over the Counter Medications for Sleeplessness

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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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diphenhydrAMINE disintegrating tablet(Kids-Eeze )
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DOXYLAMINE (dox IL a meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat sleeping problems.  More
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