What is Sleep?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

Most popular types: Regular sleep schedule Working to establish a regular schedule


Sleep is necessary for growth, healing, and avoiding anxiety.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 59 21
General health 49 13
Depressed mood 12 2
Mania 8 2
Anxious mood 6 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 6
None 35

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sleep

Side effect Patients Percentage
Agitation with restlessness 1
Back pain 1
Cognitive impairment 1
Difficulty waking up 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Guilt or self blame 1

Show all 17 reported side effects


Based on patients currently using Sleep

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 12
1 other daily 3
10 hr daily 1
12hours as needed 1
as needed 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sleep

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Currently using Sleep

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 11

Stopped using Sleep

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 19
Usually 19
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 24
Not specified 22
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11 patient evaluations for Sleep

Jan 18, 2013 (Started May 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Severe (procrastination)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My body needs it!

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Jan 2, 2013 (Started Jun 14, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Keeps me organized)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lack of support)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for tiredness increased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Both pride if I succeed and some guilt if I don't, guilt or self blame)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Working to establish a regular schedule has been a goal of mine for a long time and I was not very good at it for quite a while except when it came to medication compliance, going to my weekly appointments with my psychotherapist or bi-monthly visits (or less if not scheduled) with my p-doc and appointments in general. What took longer and patience to establish were personal hygiene, taking the initiative to call or email friends (ones I had lost contact with and still have to keep up the initiative without feeling like there's something wrong with me if they don't.) I also am currently finding it easier and easier to take small corners of my house that need organizing and taking the time to just focus on that area until I have either found out whether I need everything in that pile or shelf or shelves or drawer and if not either find a different more appropriate place for it, throw it away or put in thrift box if I don't need it and it is still usable and in good condition. Just those things are hugely helpful in improving my mood, feelings of self-worth, the enjoyment in living in a more and more livable home --- knowing where things are and knowing that the areas that I haven't got to will be gotten to when I finish with the present project. I also take into account that not being a "Type A" person doesn't mean I can't develop my own way and degree of neatness at any one time. It does me no good to compare myself to others who are type A; it just makes me feel defeated before I've even tried. Like I said. This is something I have been working on a long time. My entire adult life really but only in the last few years has my hard work to get better mentally and emotionally freed my energies up to work on this part of my life. I knew it would only enhance my mood and feelings of self-worth but you can't as the old saying goes, "Put the cart before the horse." The horse in an ill person's case is their most grievous wounds to what prevents them from moving forward. Once the horse is healthy or at least healthier, you can think about loading the cart with first small amounts and seeing how the horse can deal with it. Then you go from there. Sometimes you'll be able to pull large loads and sometimes much smaller ones or none at all in the case of an all out breakdown. I hope this makes sense to anyone else who reads this. I has helped me to write it down and remind myself what it is I mean by "establishing a regular schedule."
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jul 19, 1960)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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