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A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering how to fall asleep without any medicine?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
Try sleep hygiene: A few things to recommend initially is improving sleep hygiene which more adequately prepares your body to fall asleep at desired time. You can look these things up. Most involve setting routine before bed, avoiding television and computer late, eating before bed but not too close to bedtime and waking up at the same time everyday. There are others and you may want to try sleep specialist visit.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 2-3 hrs.
Last updated Jan 2, 2014

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