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how to get a good 8 hours of sleep?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Use good 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.
Answered on May 17, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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or Lavender oil in bath or on pillow.
May 9, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime. 8. No naps & go to bed only when sleepy. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions. 10. After 10-15 mins of inability to sleep, go to another room & read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile tea, warm milk, melatonin >
May 9, 2014

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