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Fri Mar 01 06:40:40 EST 2013

I have a problem sleeping. I will sleep for 3-4 hours then wide awake. I have type 2 and taking oral meds.
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2014-03-10 09:32:37.0

Sleep is elusive for a huge segment of the population. There are several options besides, of course, prescription medications that can help with sleep. I would suggest having a regular bedtime, avoid stimulants in the evening such as coffee or tea, and try to exercise during the day rather than at night. Sometimes a warm bath or hot milk will help, as well as the OTC medication diphenhydramine if your HCP allows it. Relaxation techniques such as yoga may be helpful.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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