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I take sere tide for mild asthma whic is controlled I also

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HI I take sere tide for mild asthma whic is controlled I also aropax for depression I had an episode where I was looking after my elderly mum at hone ho had dementia. My sleep was out of
Routines were all over the place I had a wonderful doctor who prescribed a sleeping pill which I have now taken for 5 years I was doing so well and got my life back Now my original great doctor has left and doctors are telling me they are not allowed to hand over any pills I know have stop taking them quickly but I'd rather do it gradually can you recommend anything
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ruple Galani replied 9 months ago.

Goodmoring. I would advise trying over the counter Melatonin for a sleep aid. Natural and safe.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 9 months ago.

You can try melatonin, however, it might not be as effective as your current sleeping pill. There are many other medications that work well. You should try to find a psychiatrist who can help. A psychiatrist can offer behavioral therapies beyond sleep hygiene and stimulus control include relaxation, sleep restriction therapy, cognitive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Some of the most effective sleep medications are anti-depressants. The best treatment is insomnia with medications (medications used to treat insomnia include benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepine sedatives, melatonin agonists, antidepressants, and orexin antagonists). In the meantime, I would try melatonin. You should also sleep as long as necessary to feel rested (usually seven to eight hours for adults) and then get out of bed; Maintain a regular sleep schedule, particularly a regular wake-up time in the morning; Try not to force sleep; Avoid caffeinated beverages after lunch; Avoid alcohol near bedtime (eg, late afternoon and evening); Avoid smoking or other nicotine intake, particularly during the evening; Adjust the bedroom environment as needed to decrease stimuli (eg, reduce ambient light, turn off the television or radio); Avoid prolonged use of light-emitting screens (laptops, tablets, smartphones, ebooks) before bedtime; Resolve concerns or worries before bedtime; Exercise regularly for at least 20 minutes, preferably more than four to five hours prior to bedtime; Avoid daytime naps, especially if they are longer than 20 to 30 minutes or occur late in the day.

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