Sleep treatment

Sleep is one of the most essential elements for healthy living. If you're experiencing insomnia, a Rosemary doctor can help prescribe sleep medication to get you back on track.

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Free 2-day shipping
$20 consultations
Free + unlimited doctor follow ups
Quality care on your terms
  • Australian licensed doctors
  • Personalised treatments
  • Free, fast shipping nationwide
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What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a very common health problem, with 1 in 3 Australians suffering from it at some point in their lives. It's when you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or have such such poor quality of sleep that it's affecting your day-to-day life for more than four weeks.

Both quality and quantity are key factors that impact your overall sleep function. If either of these suffer, you might experience irritability, mood disturbances, impact on the ability to function in your day-to-day life, poor interpersonal relationships, chronic fatigue and lethargy.

What causes insomnia?

Some of the most common causes of insomnia include:

  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Lack of sleep routing
  • Substances like nicotine, caffeine, alcohol and amphetamines
  • Certain medications
  • Stress and mental health problems
  • Environmental factors like loud noises and temperature
  • Circadian rhythm disruption from things like jet lag or shift work
  • Medical issues like menopause, sinus disease, reflux, hyperthyroidism and chronic pain conditions

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What causes insomnia?

Some of the most common causes of insomnia include:

  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Lack of sleep routing
  • Substances like nicotine, caffeine, alcohol and amphetamines
  • Certain medications
  • Stress and mental health problems
  • Environmental factors like loud noises and temperature
  • Circadian rhythm disruption from things like jet lag or shift work
  • Medical issues like menopause, sinus disease, reflux, hyperthyroidism and chronic pain conditions

What are my insomnia treatment options?

If you've tried lifestyle changes or natural remedies and haven't found success in treating your insomnia, Rosemary's doctors can help identify a treatment plan to help. However, it's not recommended to use sleeping pills long term as they can be habit-forming and cause adverse side effects like sleepiness, forgetfulness, balance problems and sleep walking. It is also important to address the cause of your sleep disturbance as it is a safer and more effective management strategy for the long term.

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Report your symptoms to an Australian licensed online doctor.
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Receive your prescription medication within 1-2 days.
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Contact your Rosemary doctor to report progress on your treatment.
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FAQ

What is sleep hygiene?

Sleep hygiene refers to modifying your behaviours to assist with sleep. You might try to avoid:

  • Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime
  • Drug use
  • Daytime naps more than 30 minutes
  • Meals close to bedtime
  • Electronic device use at night

Other lifestyle changes to help improve sleep hygiene can include:

  • Getting regular exercise
  • Getting adequate sunlight during the day
  • Having a regular bedtime routine
  • Using ear plugs and eye masks
  • Ensuring you have a comfortable sleeping environment to induce sleepiness

What are the side effects of prescription sleeping pills?

Treatment warnings for prescription sleep medication include: fatigue, tiredness, drowsiness, nightmares, hallucinations, sleep paralysis, mild cataplexy, sleep walking, headaches, abdominal upset, aches and pains, nasal irritation, cough, anxiety, agitation, irritability, appetite stimulation, abnormal muscular movements, tremors, palpitations, insomnia, skin rashes and itching.

Medications for sleep disturbance can cause drowsiness, reduced awareness and slower reaction times to your surroundings. 

Medications are not to be consumed with alcohol. No driving or operating heavy machinery with pharmacological management.

How long do I need to be on sleep treatment?

Behavioural and lifestyle management are both key to achieving and maintaining long term healthy sleep patterns. Using sleep medications to complement these changes can be helpful in getting you back on track, but any prescribed sleep medication should be used at the lowest dose and for the shortest time possible so it doesn't cause dependence. Your Rosemary doctor can help advise you on your personalised treatment plan.

When will I require investigations?

Further investigation will be needed if your sleep isn’t improving after non-pharmacological or pharmacological management, or if you experience worsening mood disturbance.


What about benzodiazepines and hypnotics to assist with sleep?

While benzodiazepines and hypnotics are some of the most widely used sleep medications, we don’t recommend these options as first line pharmacological management.

If you want to know more about these medications, their risks and whether they are appropriate for your condition, please discuss this with your GP.



For more information contact our team at hello@rosemaryhealth.com.au

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