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i cant sleep at night!! please help

Hi im almost 17 and i have been haveing trouble falling asleep at night for the past 2 weeks i have tryed reading before bed not watching tv or being on my phone before bed and takeing a gravel.i  also have pain in my calfs that doesnt go away.i also dont think about anything that could keep me awake. I get about 4-6 hours of sleep. It is starting to get annoying i have ask my parents if i can go to the doctor but they think im to young for sleeping pills. But i really think i should go to the doctor. I m scared that there is something wrong with me and im scared it isnt going to go away. What should i do? Thanks for all your help. :)
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1622896 tn?1562364967
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Hi there are Herbal Med's out there for you to use and harmless , Please ask at your Local Pharmacy they will do there best to help you out , Take care ,
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7993701 tn?1396632787
I do think you should go to a doctor. The doctor may or may not prescribe sleeping pills. He may treat your leg pain or some other medical condition. Whatever it is, at your age, it is VERY unlikely to be life-threatening. There's no point in your suffering when this is likely something that can be treated and cured. Do you have a school counselor or school nurse you could talk to if your parents absolutely refuse? Sometimes another adult can communicate with parents on behalf of the teen and be more effective. BTW, 4-6 hours of sleep is very low for a teenager, but many get that little sleep from their lifestyle choices. However, it is not healthy in the long run and should be evaluated by a doctor.
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7993701 tn?1396632787
Also, those herbal meds are not without risk and should not be taken long-term without medical supervision.
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Try melatonin 3 mg tablets, you can get them at your local drug store
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