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what to do if you need to sleep with 'white noise' in hotel?

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Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Bring it with you: There is nothing wrong wit needing the "white noise" as you call it when you are away from home and need it to distract your mind into sleep. I would discourage using the hotel tv as the light from the screen can alter your sleep. However, many hotels have radios where you can find an ez listening station, or you can get cd's that have what your looking for and running them on a player. Zzz.....
Answered on Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bring your own white: Noise with you & use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable >.
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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mattress & pillows. 4. Use the bedroom only for sleep & sex. Have work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to your regular bedtime. 6. No caffeine within 6 hours; alcohol & smoking within 2 hrs of bedtime. Alcoholism is a major cause for insomnia. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hours before bedtime. 8. No naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleeping, not for work or watching TV. 10. Designate another time to write down problems & possible solutions in the late afternoon or early evening, not close to bedtime. 11. After 10-15 minutes of not being able to get to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk. Lavender oil in bath or lavender scent on pillow. Melatonin is very helpful. Acupuncture often works well for insomnia.
Sep 7, 2013

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