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A 54-year-old female asked:

How can help sleep ?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Multiple: Cognitive behavior therapy.The bed should be for sex and sleep not for iphone/ipad or TV etc.Limit Caffeine.If have to get up to urinate alot at night limit fluids 2 hrs bedore bed.Get plenty of exercise.try not to electronics for at least 1 hr before bed.can do 3mg melatonin at night.keep a schedule for sleep.try notto nap during the day.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done to help me sleep?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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 reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
A 61-year-old member asked:

I need help sleeping. What can I do?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
There are so many: Potential causes and aggravating factors, the first thing to do is see a sleep disorder specialist after you see your family doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help myself sleep at night?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Several things: Avoid blue light right before bed, lower temperature in room to as low as 65 degrees, make room pitch black at night, avoid excitement before bed, learn meditation techniques, get sun during the day to naturally release melatonin in body, go to sleep same time every night, go to bathroom before bed, don't drink two hours before bed, and don't nap during day.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What to do to help you sleep through the nite?

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Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Insomnia: Make sure your sleep hygiene is adequate, go to bed only when you are sleepy, do not spend excessive time in bed. If symptoms persisit see a sleep physician.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can there be any foods that help you sleep?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Yes.: Foods that are high in tryptophan such as warm milk. A light snack of cheese and crackers before bedtime seem to help others as well.

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