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best way to sleep?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Comfortable one: People sleep in many positions, back, abdomen and side. With proper support of the neck, legs and back most any position is best. Some would prefer you not sleep on the abdomen due to the greater rotation of the cervical spine. Pillows are very improtant. Those that support the neck, lower back, between the legs help maintain normal curvature and posture. Sleep on it and find out best for you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Position was : Addressed. Here are some sleep hygiene tips. 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, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
Sep 7, 2013

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