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A 52-year-old male asked:

is it critical to get 7 to 8 hours sleeep in one shot or it can be taken in parts during 24 hours as long 7 to 8 hours target is met?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep: You are more likely to reach the different stages of sleep if you sleep straight through versus having fractured sleep throughout the day.

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My 4mo old sleeps inmy room in his swing. Should i.Leave the tv off? Thank you

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Limit screen time: It is recommended to really limit screen time for kids. At this age, they really don't need any screen time at all. You might want to consider moving the kiddo to their own room, if you have one for them. Otherwise having the tv off might be a good idea. Reading to them is a great idea.
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Hold off on Veggitales until he is preschool age and can understand the story a bit.
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I see no reason to hold off reading to a baby. There is more to the process than a story line.
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Veggitales is a series of childrens videos. :-)
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why does everything around you seem to get louder when you doze off?

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Brain winding down: It's probably from your brain's audio filter shutting off. As we drift off to sleep our brains' environmental filters slow down. Audio signals we normally ignore and don't pay attention to all of a sudden become louder. It's the opposite of when the air conditioner or heater shuts off and you realize it was running because you no longer hear the noise.
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How can I resist using the snooze button?

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Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Get more sleep: This usually means you are exhausted and need to go to bed earlier, sleep through the night, and wake refreshed. If you are not tired, before getting up program yourself to organize your day. A plan helps you face what is ahead with less stress and trepidation. Control the temperature if it is too cold to get out from under the covers. If you can't fall asleep or stay asleep get screened.

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