A 29-year-old male asked:
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how can i improve my sleeping patterns?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene has several components. First try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Avoid stimulants like coffee and sedatives like alcohol as much as possible and especially right before sleep. Sleep in a cool, dark room. Avoid electronics 2 hours before trying to sleep. Exercise regularly but not at night. Avoid eating before bedtime.
Answered on Oct 18, 2017
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Agree: With Dr. Robinson. If sleep hygiene fails melatonin may be helpful with minimal side effects. For short term condition related insomnia benzodiazepam can be used for short tim like Ambien
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
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Oct 19, 2017
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep hygiene.: To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. And certainly don't drink caffeinated beverages within several hours of going to bed. sleep 6-9 hours nightly.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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