i wouldn't sop it all together without consulting your doctor. sleep deprivation is quite unhealthy too. have you tried other meds for sleep like trazodone?
keep in mind that sleep hygiene is very important. also, formal psycotherapy with a live therapist and formal relaxation therapy can be very helpful. The last 2 treatments I mentioned are proven by sophisticated studies using brain scans (CT, MRI, EEG, pet scans) to improve brain function.
by formal relaxation therapy I mean yoga, meditation
, or similar methods. Having relaxing hobbies is also important, but not quite the same as formal relaxation therapy.
here is a link about sleep hygiene:
sometimes meds like clonazepam or temazepam can also help sleep. these are very powerful & can be habit forming...but they don't usually cause weight gain (neither dose trazodone...except it can somewhat at higher doses...usually 300mg or more).
anything else I can help with?
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