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What is the treatment for insomnia caused by hepatitis C?

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There's no special cure for insomnia caused by hepatitis C or its treatment. But there are steps you can take to get a good night's rest:

Sleep medication can help, too. Some doctors recommend drugs like zolpidem (Ambien).

  • Go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time.
  • Reserve your bedroom for sleep and sex only -- no pets, TVs, work, or gadgets.
  • Keep the room cool.
  • Use soft fabrics for PJs, sheets and blankets.
  • Skip naps.
  • Avoid exercise, large meals or alcohol within two to three hours of bedtime.

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; former chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. National Sleep Foundation: “Healthy sleep tips.” CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "











Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

SOURCES: Paul Berk, MD, professor of medicine and emeritus chief of the division of liver disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; former chairman of the board, American Liver Foundation. Alan Franciscus, executive director, Hepatitis C Support Project and editor-in-chief of HCV Advocate, San Francisco. Thelma King Thiel, chair and CEO, Hepatitis Foundation International. David Thomas, MD, professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore. Howard J. Worman, MD, associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City. The American Gastroenterological Association. National Sleep Foundation: “Healthy sleep tips.” CDC. The Hepatitis Foundation International. The HCV Advocate. The National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases. WebMD Medical Reference: " "











Health Guide A-Z: Hepatitis C,"Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on April 15, 2019

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