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what do i need to get a good sleep?

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Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 44 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene is the key to a good night sleep. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Exercise early in afternoon. Keep your sleep schedule regular and do not eat late.
Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Good sleep: Good sleep higiene, relaxation techniques and sleep at least 7 hours.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

Are there good ways to get good sleep?

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Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Have a GOOD DAY!: A healthy day should be followed by a good night. How to have a good day: avoid caffeine, especially after lunch on. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise. Do not overeat at dinner. Avoid alcohol at dinner and after. Leave your stresses out of the bedroom. Wind down before bed....No high strung tv show!. No tv watching from bed. No colas. At bed time, dark quiet room. Avoid sleeping pills!
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Any tips on how to get good sleep? Zeo showed problems

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Counseling, group Rx: Doctors, like psychiatrists, can provide counseling on issues like this. Other doctors/nuttritionists can help provide a balanced diet and an exercise plan, and help with sleep issues. Self-help groups, and supervised group therapy might also help.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a reason why we look more fresh after a good sleep?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Yes: Although we do not know exactly why we sleep it has to be something to do with cellular energy conservation. "looking fresh" implies health and good energy conservation.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is a good sleep schedule for a 20 year old?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Unnecessary: You don't need a schedule but the sleep requirement is different for everyone. The usual answer is 8 hours but there is a record of a woman that only required 1 hour. Winston churchill, edison and napoleon would sleep in 20 minute naps but they were exceptional people. If you do not get enough sleep you will experience fatigue too easily.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I get a good sleep without waking up throughout the night?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Behavior modifying: One place to start is practicing good sleep hygiene. Keep your sleep pattern consistently structured, avoid napping, use bed only for sleep or intimacy, and avoid lying in bed long periods without sleeping. If falling asleep is troublesome because of trouble turning off your thoughts, relaxation and imagery techniques are often helpful. For more help with these make an appointment with a therapist.

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