Not able to sleep

I have done night shifts for continuous 8 years and now I am not able to sleep at night without a sleeping pill. Please advise if there is any solution.
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Dr. Rashmi T V
2 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | General Physician
Hi It could be due to altered sleep awake cycle for long duration.... Taper medication ( sleeping pills ) slowly and finally stop it.... Sudden and abrupt stoppage will not help... Engage yourself in busy work entire day... Avoid sleeping day time ... It will help you...
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