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I Have Trouble Sleeping
Start by using great: Sleep hygiene. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more
See below: Are these new symptoms? Initially, i would suggest talking to your primary care doctor to assess why are you having anxiety, insomnia, etc. Your next steps should be taken based on whether the cause of your sx has been established. Meanwhile, you can practice relaxation (you can google the script); sleep hygiene, stress management to help you decrease tension. Good luck! ...Read more
Consider hypnosis: If you are concerned about insomnia you should learn about hypnotherapy. It is something anyone can learn, takes just a session or two and can cure insomnia without using medication at all. It also reduces stress. Find a qualified psychologist to help you learn how hypnosis can help. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene tips: Try any that apply: 1) Keep a regular sleep schedule (same time in/out of bed), 2) quiet, dark room - no TV/music, 3) use bedroom only for sleep/marital relations, 4)if no sleep in 20min, leave room until sleepy, then try again (repeat as needed), 5)No caffeine after noon/no alcohol at bedtime, 6)write worries in a journal by bedside, then deal with them next day,7) No success in 6 weeks? See doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congestion: If your nose is stuffy or you have postnasal drip, it can be hard to breathe through your nose. Try a hot shower and try to clear your nasal passages in the shower. Elevating the head with extra pillows may help. ...Read more
Is it?: you'd be the one to say if it's a problem. If you simply return to sleep after a bit, it could be okay. You are younger than most who have a bathroom run or two but that's only one normal interruption. Don't eat or get too active. Return to sleep as soon as possible. If it's a problem or gets to be one, see a Dr. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep suggestions:: Regular sleep schedule, especially time to get up. Minimize light before sleep period, including tv & computer. Don't go to bed hungry or right after a big meal. Avoid or minimize caffeine & alcohol. Exercise regularly, but not within 3-4 hrs before bedtime. Use relaxing pre-sleep routine (warm bath, light snack, reading). Bedroom temp at 60-68f. Learn relaxation skills. Find sleep specialist. ...Read more
Insomnia and the gym: What you are describing is what is expected to occur when one exercises to close to bedtime. In sleep medicine, we always recommend the avoidance of exercise within 4 hours of bedtime as the onset of sleep occurs as the core body temperature drops and if anything raises your core body temp, ie, working out, then the mind will have a difficult time falling asleep. ...Read more
What to do if I have trouble sleeping on saturday and only saturday night. could this be a disorder?
I have trouble sleeping, what should i do? When i lie down it takes 30-60 minutes before i get to sleep
Sleep Hygiene is Key: 1.Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have trouble sleeping i can go three to five days with no sleep then im in a daze how can i make myself sleep?
Insomnia: I understand your concern for having trouble sleeping At age 39, stressors of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, Children leaving home, work and finances can cause anxiety depression, sleep problem. See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment including Medication, Therapy, Yoga, and Meditation Have physical exercise in the evening, use breathing relaxation and soft music. ...Read more
Insomnia: There are so many ways that you could treat this. My suggestion is to try the most natural way that you can before going on medication. Here are a few suggestions - magnesium oxide 500 mg with melatonin 3-5mg at bedtime. Meditation and also acupuncture works well. There are so many other medications that can help with it so I would try these first. If they don't work then talk with your MD ...Read more
Use creative dreamin: Ucan use a creative dreaming technique used by native americans 2help their children ward off nightmares. Before going 2sleep imagine an alternative happy ending 2 your nightmare. Ie, if u are being chased imagine a way u will get help by running into a police station. U then go 2sleep, if the nightmare starts u will have a different ending. Read more wake up and dream challenge on amazon. ...Read more
Thing to help: Avoid caffeine , avoid alchol. Meditate, reduce stress in your life. Exercise more in the afternoon. Melatonin can help with your sleep. Sleep in a dark and quiet room. No tv or compute for a couple of hours before bed. Keep a consistent bedtime and wake time. If these don't help see a sleep specialist. ...Read more
I have trouble sleeping . I want to sleep by 10 but i often find myself sleeping at 12-1 o-clock?
Delayed sleep phase: This is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder affecting the timing of sleep and peak period of alertness. People with dspd generally fall asleep some hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning. Bright light in the morning and melatonin in the evening can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have trouble sleeping too much. With nothing to fill my days i tend to sleep 12+ hours. I have had these sort of problems for ever..Any help?
Get Checked Out: Hmm...Sleeping a lot like that for a while may be a number of things, and you should see a sleep specialist. A young person like you with daytime sleepiness may have a condition called narcolepsy. You need to be evaluated. And...Very important...Never drive sleepy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I occasionally work 3 night shifts in a row twice a month. I have trouble sleeping restfully during the day during this time. I have a very irregular work shift schedule (day, swing, nights, all the above and flip-flopping back and forth).
Shift work: Working rotating shifts is difficult. On the night shifts you need to wear very dark glasses driving home. The sleep room needs to be blacked out and house lights need to be dim. The use of pre work bright lights might help too. Need to see sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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