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Not able to sleep

Hi, I am 30 yrs old unmarried working girl. I do not smoke or drink. For last couple of months I am not able to sleep for good 6 hours. I usually eat between 8 to 8:30 pm but after 10 pm whn I go to bed I can't sleep..Im keep awake till 1 pm n thn sleep til 4 am.. I am really pissed off it triggers migraine headache and I can't constraint on my work. Please help me I don't know what to do ..I even tried meditation but not helping yet. Some of friends suggest Alprex but I am scared to take it.. if it causes any side effects. I don't wanna be addicted
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello... Based on the history you have given, I think you should know that there are many reasons which causes sleep disturbance like infection of respiratory tract, sinuses or allergies, deviated nasal septum making it difficult to breath while sleeping, Hormones like thyroid imbalance can also affect sleep. Sleep apnea as such is due to imbalance in the throat muscles relaxation while sleeping leading to snoring and awakening in the middle of the sleep, daytime sleepiness... Certain lifestyle changes can be helpful like reduction of weight since obesity is associated with sleep apnea. Surgical options are available in certain centres... Kindly visit a sleep clinic if available in your place, if there is no availability of such thing consult a ENT specialist for further management.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there.

I can understand your concern.
First of all, you will not get alprax without a prescription and also it is very harmful to take such medicines without a doctor's supervision.
Eat a little more early and try to listen to some soothing music before going to bed.
Avoid caffeinated beverages after 6 in the evening.
Try reading a book on the bed. Studies show that this habit makes a person sleep well.
Consult a physician in person for further evaluation and management.
Best regards.
Dr. Anil Kumar Jain.

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