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What advice to get to sleep?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 21 years experience
Here are some tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Agree w Dr. Howell: Consistently use excellent sleep hygiene. 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/in 6 hrs or alcohol/smoking w/in 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish few hrs before bed. 8. No naps. 9. Retire only when sleepy. 10. Use another time to write down problems & solutions.11. After 10-15 min of inability to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Chamomile tea, warm milk, melatonin
Nov 17, 2013

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How do I get more sleep?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: This depends on what the sleep problem is - do you have problems falling asleep? Wake during the night? Wake too early? I would need more information to help you.
Last updated Nov 24, 2013
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