Saint Paul, MN
A 21-year-old male asked:
I have trouble falling asleep due to varying work and school schedules (often overnights ). how can i improve my sleep habits?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It's tough!: Especially with varying work schedules! Try to avoid self medicating (i.e. caffeine to wake up, and alcohol to fall asleep). Try not to read or watch TV in bed. Train your brain to associate your bed with sleep only. If you can't fall asleep get up and find something boring to read till you're sleepy. Get light blocking shades for windows, and some people find melatonin useful for insomnia.
3.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 4, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.