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how can i reset my sleep schedule?

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Dr. Jae Won Joh
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Fasting (possibly): Research from harvard medical school's dr. Saper suggests that fasting for ~12-16 hours before you want to be awake may be effective. Upon eating after this time period, the theory is that your internal clock will reset to a new day, with the time of this meal being interpreted as "morning". http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-naturally-reset-your-sleep-cycle-overnight.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sleep psychologist: Your best bet is to see a board certified sleep psychologist who specializes in cbti. Call the following specialist:to contact dr. Tracy kuo phone: 650-722-2305 palo alto office: 1101 welch rd, suite a2, palo alto, ca 94304 she specializes in this. In the interim take melatonin 3 mg prior to desired sleep onset and: counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... Good sleep hygiene.

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Will staying up reset my sleep schedule?

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Be careful: Depending on what problem you have, staying up may be helpful but not usually recommended. For certain cases of insomnia, a mild sleep restriction schedule may promote better sleep the subsequent nights. However, care must be taken to prevent profound sleepiness which can result in accidents or trigger other medical conditions. Best to discuss with a trained sleep specialist.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I reset my sleeping schedule and get a good night's sleep?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Get up same time: Start by picking a regular wake up time and stick to it 7 days a week. This will help her nighttime sleep get on a particular schedule. Pick a wake up time typically between 6-8 hours after the goal bedtime. Follow some good sleep tips (national sleep foundation) and avoid extra medication, particularly caffeine and alcohol.

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