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ever since menopause I cant sleep. I am up to 6 unisom pills and want to know if there is soemthing better

By Anonymous October 20, 2011 - 1:31pm
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Have you talked to your doctor about your insomnia? Are you having trouble sleeping because of hot flashes? I don't know if you are aware at Unisom ( doxylamine) should only be used to treat insomnia for a short time. Call your doctor if you need to take doxylamine for longer than 2 weeks. Some practices that might help improve your sleep include:
# Maintaining a regular bedtime schedule, including going to bed at the same time every night
# Exercising regularly but not right before sleep
# Avoiding excessive caffeine
# Avoiding naps during the day, which can prevent you from sleeping well at night
If hot flashes are keeping you up, you might want to:
* Staying cool during hot flashes by wearing loose clothing to bed
* Keeping your bedroom well-ventilated to prevent night sweats and disturbed sleep
* Avoiding certain foods that might cause sweating (such as spicy foods), especially right before bedtime

October 20, 2011 - 4:12pm
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