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    Sleepless in New York
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    beautifulbuffalo posted:
    I'm taking my sleeping meds but sleeping everyother day,. I fall asleep okay but wake up at 2am. I can't keep taking more meds. Any ideas out there.
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    dlsantillan responded:
    I would suggest getting a referral from your dr to get a sleep study done. You need to find the root cause of why your having problems sleeping instead of treating the symptoms. Make sure and get all the info about the sleep study before going. It's not the "funnest" thing to do but it's worth it. You may have to to a 2nd one if you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder. I was having sleep issues, didn't know why, was prescribed sleep meds finally a neurologist sent me for a sleep study. I had sleep apnea. I shouldn't have even been taking sleep meds with having sleep apnea! Got a CPAP machine & it made a difference Not saying that this will be your problem. I also had to make other changes too such as going to bed & getting up at the same time every day, eat healthier, exercise, lose weight and learn stress management. It took a while before I realized how much better my sleep had gotten & my quality of life had improved. I hope that helps.


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