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A 47-year-old member asked:

My body is feeling so tired but why can't i fall asleep quickly?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Routine: You need to keep to a regular schedule. Waking and going to bed at the same time every day will condition your brain to expect sleep at that time. It is also important to keep to that schedule every day, so that you do not break the cycle on weekends.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if i lie down at 11 feeling tired but can't fall asleep?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Use really good: Sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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