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A 26-year-old male asked:

i can't sleep at night and is tired during the day. what are some things i can try to get better sleep?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Sleep: Reduce or eliminate caffeine and alcohol. Sleep in a dark room without TV or computer or other sounds. Consistent bedtime and wake time. Control your stress. No pets on your bed. Consult with a sleep specialist

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I can't sleep at night. And I sometimes endure 3-5 days straight without sleep?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
See your MD: Wow, that's a long time without sleep. Get a ride (don't drive) to your md to try to determine why this is happening. Also, have good sleep hygiene, such as establishing a bedtime schedule, avoiding alchohol, excess food or exercise prior to bed, etc.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I can't sleep at night. I go to high school and I am really tired all day. Can you tell me good methods to fall asleep?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sleep hygiene: First practice sleep hygiene (type term in browser for details). Take melatonin two hours before desired sleep time. Purchase and faithfully wear blue-blocker sunglasses to block stimulation of the ganglion cells of the retina which, in bright light (such as in front of a computer like I am now) send a message to the brain that it is not time to sleep. No caffeine and no alcohol.
A 19-year-old female asked:

I struggle to fall asleep but I can't sleep til after 4am. I'm exhausted during the day, but wide awake at night. I've tried everything to sleep. Help?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Sleep disorder: May result from multiple causes. Get a complete exam and establish a sleep routine( early bedtime, early rising) Diet, exercise, mediation, relaxation response, deep breathing, image conditioning. See a sleep expert only after the physical exam has been performed.

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