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What is a good night time sleep aid - either natural or prescription?

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My mom goes to sleep well around 7 pm but wakes up at 2 a.m. for a couple of hours. She is currently on Ambien. Any recommendations?

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Could she stay up later and sleep later?

bendryl can be helpful but is NOT to be taken by anyone who has Lewy Body Dementia (or, I would assume, Parkinson's). It would be good to ask her doctor before trying otc sleep meds.
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You might try doxepin or trazadone. They are prescriptions from the doc. Holy Basil is good for sleep as well, from the health food store.
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Recently, my mom (age 73) also sleeps 7pm and woke up at 2am. She is taking Clonazepam 1mg for her insomnia for a few months now; for her mood disorder she's taking olanzapine 5mg (olanzapro) daily before bedtime. She is obliged to have a follow-up check-up for with her psychiatrist for dosage or medicine change.

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I use bendryl at night and it seems to work very well. Okay, I don't use the brand name, I use Walmart's generic that costs something like $4.00 for 50 of them. Hope this helped.
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