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    insomnia after a stroke
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    stroke80 posted:
    My 80 year old mother is experiencing significant insomnia since her ischemic stroke one week ago. She has had only short naps on any given day/night. She does become somewhat disoriented during the night but is lucid and appropriate thruought the day hours. She has been given Ambien as a sleep aid which I think may be an added issue to her disorientation. Trazadone is now being prescribed.
    Does anyone have any information on treatment of this nature as it relates to possible side affects from taking medication for the purpose of treating insomnia?
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi stroke80,

    Insomnia can begin after a stroke. This information from the National Stroke Association has some good tips on treatments and management that you might try to implement in your mom's routine. Have you spoken with her doctor about her trouble sleeping?

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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