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A 17-year-old female asked:

For the last few weeks i have been having a really hard time getting to sleep and staying sleep. i've tried everything i could find. advice?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Use excellent sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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41 years experience
Practice good sleep hygiene.: Also, seeing a physician for medication could be quite helpful especially if you are having difficulty with generalized anxiety. Using binaural hearing applications as can be found on this website are also very helpful. Acupuncture can also be helpful. Counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... Good sleep hygiene handout.
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Dr. AUSTINA CHO
Dr. AUSTINA CHO commented
Psychiatry 27 years experience
I also downloaded music to help induce sleep from www.Ennora.com. They have good recordings using binaural beats.
Dec 5, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Thanks Dr Cho!
Dec 5, 2013

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