- Q Can I become addicted to sleeping aids?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyIt is possible to become physically addicted to some sleeping aids and to become psychologically dependent on others. If you take sleeping aids for more than three days, you may feel that you cannot sleep without them. Withdrawal symptoms may... Full Answer
- Q What can cause acute sleep problems?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineCommon causes of acute sleep problems include: Stress (job loss, the end of a relationship, moving, etc.) Jet lag Food allergies Stimulant use, such as caffeine and nicotine Alcohol consumption Exposure to noise, light, or extreme temperatures that... Full Answer
- Q When should I see a doctor for my sleep problems?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyMake an appointment with your doctor if you've tried self-help remedies for your sleep problems with no success, or if you are experiencing daytime sleepiness; you gasp, choke, or stop breathing while sleeping; or if you fall asleep while... Full Answer