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I wake up feeling exhausted every day, how can i be a morning person?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Get tested: Two common conditions that can cause morning fatigue are hypothyroidism and disordered sleep such as sleep apnea. If you are tested normal there are specialist that can look at more subtle causes that can cause profound symptoms.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get eval & use good: sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, along w light reading or warm bath. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis),

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Last updated Oct 28, 2018

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