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Hello welcome to help -- I'm Dr.
One of the most common complaint is that I hear is that.
People have trouble sleeping in fact nearly half of all Americans have insomnia or other sleep related problems.
Turning to sleeping pills can -- but sometimes they will leave you feeling hung over over the next day so.
Doctor Tracy marks author of master your sleep is here to help us find our perfect sleep solution.
Thank you -- for being here now you know -- might provide some solutions.
Like fat glass of wine -- I know you don't like that.
Start -- So but but but but we are sleeping pills society I come to that conclusion so.
Let's cut to the chase what is the ideal sleeping pill.
The -- sleeping -- one that puts you to sleep very quickly.
Lets you sleep all the way through the night and then lets you wake up refreshed and ready to ago -- his side chipped.
Hardly a country I mean Ed there are some that get close but there is really knows perfectly and -- So some of them will put you to sleep quickly but then you might wake up too soon -- -- you want.
Some of them well -- -- take a little longer for -- -- -- -- your knocked out cold and then it's hard for you to wake up in the morning.
And off and that becomes more troublesome to people.
Now -- I I saw some research couple weeks ago that basically.
There are now that that's their holy Grail of a lot of pharmaceutical companies finding that.
-- the -- sleep right away and then kind of keeps you sleep longer and then you wake up to -- you know I have taken sleeping pills in the past especially.
And I noticed not not only can hang over the next day but also feeling of depression.
It exacerbates my depression terrible why is that.
Well some sleeping pills actually can interfere with certain stages of sleep -- call at -- suppression.
Com or they can link send -- -- of Rem sleep you happen sometimes that can actually have an effect on depression.
Sometimes it just could be that you feel so groggy and -- -- Mentally and physically but there's this overwhelming sense of feel terrible and then I feel depressed -- But it's it is it because the pill tends to.
Because at pocono the other thing -- hear is that a lot of folks need you know more medication you know -- and they start with let's say twenty milligrams of -- They go up a little bit higher because they don't get the bang for the bug that they usually get so there's a degree of against the bring gets used to it.
Yes so you candle tolerance and the Mobile Mini sleeping pills -- to stop working on you and because you build up a physical tolerance and one of the things that I always have to warn patients about.
It's do not take more than prescribed but it's very common for people that just.
It's not working anymore so I'll just hit one more and that's dangerous.
And and the other issue is that which is how long I mean I -- people that live on sleeping pills sunny.
They just I mean as long as I know -- so let's say three or four years they take sleeping pills at night every night and these are doctors but.
Right -- Now because they give it up to the hidden that a little sub prescription -- -- samples samples.
But how long should somebody be using sleeping filled forming in the -- -- become a chronic use.
It can't however studies that it's and show effectiveness.
Long term use of sleeping pills long term issues with the defined by six months which is really not that long.
In the big scheme of things.
So it's variable how many people can tolerate taking a sleeping pill for years and have it work it usually it's self limiting because they'll just stop working in the you'll build up the -- Tyler let's move over -- to over the counter because -- and other big industry.
Is there anything over the counter that excites you the obesity it is a good sleeping -- I mean I know.
Melatonin passion flower you name it yeah I mean what do you think it.
Right I think the in my experience the one that has the most robust.
Effects would be melatonin and even that can be variable depending on the kind that you get.
But another other common ones are blaring -- rude and cam a mile in it it really varies from person to person in brand to -- But melatonin can be very effective for not only helping people falsely some of them.
-- some formulations but also regulating.
Sleep so for people who travel and -- come back jet lagged it can help re set you back into a normal sleeping pattern which is very important.
-- the whole constable sleeping.
You don't we know that is extremely important you know.
You don't sleep bright your wrist for a whole bunch of things high blood pressure you know whatever strokes.
It will -- we need to sleep.
Yes I can see in adult especially in these financial -- having difficulty.
With the whole -- was sleeping the -- and nine hours.
But I also seen a lot of teenagers and I have teenagers -- seventeen year olds.
That say you know they want to be up as long as late as they can.
They know that they have to -- should not -- well -- the -- I don't perform well in school so with all the free information on the Internet.
They you know they go to the melodrama know they go to this in the other.
Are we creating bad habits in our teenagers and how we fix that.
That's a tough one it's a tall order because.
With -- -- changed in some things can have.
Changes to their.
Their biological clock.
That's supposed to be 24 hours but it can get -- and such that they naturally by no fault of their own don't start getting tired until later.
So then they over time.
They start falling asleep later later later but they still have to wake up at the same time to go right all right for the falsely in the first period classes -- -- -- -- right.
So here you've got this person who is driven biologically and not easily be at -- and and yet and then they've got access to text being in ipads -- thing right so it just it's 4 o'clock in the morning before they go to bet that's right.
And it perpetuates the problem even more.
So unfortunately we would create an environment that makes it harder for them to.
To go against what's going on internally.
So even if they take this melatonin and all that you know and an effort to kind of wake up I mean -- go to bed.
Ultimately he will self regulate itself because they will naturally get -- earlier and therefore be prone to go to -- earlier.
Yes so that tendency for the 24 hour period to be stretched out a little bit making them.
Falsely later tends to spring back as they grow out of that phase some people still have trouble with that -- become night owls.
But yet it tends to.
Normal lives but unfortunately people can get in the habit.
Behavioral -- of staying up late so even if their body -- -- -- back to where it should be falling asleep at abnormal time.
They just their habits keep them up late at night.
-- -- -- -- Anyway thank you again this is good information as sleeping it's an important aspect of health.
The book is master your sleep and everybody should get it because nowadays.
It's one of the big problems -- we have to learn facts.
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