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Can you tell me how to improve my sleep habits?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How to improve my sleep habits?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Good sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene includes a routine to get to bed, no daytime napping, no alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, virgorous exercise, bright lights, or electronics use before bedtime, ; sleeping ; waking up at the same time every day of the week. Use the bed for sleep only. Also, no daytime napping. If you continue to have insomnia, it's recommended you see a sleep physician to help w/ it. Hope that helps!

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