A 43-year-old member asked:
can you tell me how to improve my sleep habits?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Use 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.
Answered on Feb 16, 2014
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