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what should i do to help me fall asleep?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: Sleep hygiene is best to try.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Use sleep hygiene: That is excellent. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish.
Answered on Jan 2, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime. 8. No naps & go to bed only when sleepy. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions. 10. After 10-15 mins of inability to sleep, go to another room & read/watch TV until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile or melatonin.
Jan 2, 2014

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