A 30-year-old member asked:
can there be any way to sleep more efficiently?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep hygiene: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule, including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to soothing music.
3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool.
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Is co-sleeping a good idea?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: The medical community is pretty united that, under the age of 1 year, this is dangerous and should be avoided. The data is pretty clear that this creates sleep conditions that often turn deadly for children. I personally sit on a pediatric death review board we have 5-10 deaths each month from co-bedding incidents.
Some groups strongly advocate it however and claim it should be a choice.
6708 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Is co-sleeping safe?
9 doctor answers • 19 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: It is actually a major risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome, not to mention rollover suffocation.
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Is it important to stick to a sleep schedule?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. We all know the answer to that one anyway. We need a rhythm in our life. We need a schedule to tell our bodies when to wake, eat, poop and sleep.
When we have schedule, we always know what's coming and what to get ready for. Start your babies early with their sleep routines, and they will make a lot easier for you to put them to bed at night.
6690 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
When is a good time to start doing sleep training?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sleep: It is important to start a routine as as early as possible, by six to eight weeks of age. Your baby can see color and detail, also hold his/her head up, and will recognize your voice and be sooth by it. Once you notice these changes, it’s time to introduce healthy sleep routine.
6642 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
What is the most efficient way to reset my sleep clock?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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.
3563 viewsAnswered Apr 25, 2018
Last updated Oct 7, 2015
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