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Best ways to get good quality sleep?

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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
Sleep: You need a room that is comfortable, with lack of intrusive noises, light, people, animals, etc. The bed needs to be comfortable and the temperature and humidity comfortable for you. The best sleep is natural sleep , ie not made with medications.

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Are there good ways to get a calmer night sleep.. ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Use great 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 mattress & pillows. 4. Use the >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to regular bedtime. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bedtime 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime. 8. No naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleep, not for work or watching TV.
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