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A 20-year-old female asked:

Over holiday break i got on a terrible sleep schedule. how can i go to sleep normally again? i fall asleep anywhere from 2am-5am. help? advice?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Melatonin,sleep hyg.: This is Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder but should be readily corrected since you've not had it long. Try melatonin 1 mg about 4 hours before you want to go to sleep & try "sleep hygeine." See http://tinyurl.com/84uggjt for details. You can try natural sleep aids like valerian, passionflower, skullcap and hops. Meditating for 15 min. before you sleep can help you fall asleep & can also help anxiety.

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Last updated Jan 9, 2015

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