I suffer from anxiety and depression and I am unable to sleep more than 4 hours, what can I do?

I am taking 1 mg Klonopin at night and 37.5 of Effexor 3 times a day for anxiety and depression which manifests itself with poor sleep and racing thoughts
. I have been on this for 2 weeks and I am still unable to sleep more than 4 hours a night. What else can I do?

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Ayman Darrag
10:58 am

You are taking enough tranquilizers and antidepressants, in my opinion you should get out of the vicious cycle of these drugs gradually by trying regular exercises, yoga and meditation, they will help you on the long run and relaxation techniques can help you sleep better and longer.instead of prescribing higher doses or other medications..

Dr.Honey Arora
11:02 am

Can you please tell that since how long are you on these medicines?
What started causing you anxiety and depression?

I would like to tell you that along with medication you should start doing meditation daily.
Listen to some good inspirational speakers and follow religiously and you will definitely see difference..
At night try to recite good and positive things.
Take deep breaths and calm your mind.
Always take walk before sleeping as it can make you tired and ease the sleep..

Hope this helps..


Ahmed Fawzy
3:00 pm

My opinion you main problem is low cardiovascular fitness, so you need more exercise, also I recommend a psychiatrist that would speak with you not just prescribe drugs
Good Luck