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How do I stay asleep?? Fall asleep fast but toss and turn all night. Cut out wine, go to sleep about same time, try to relax first. Been about year.

How do I stay asleep?? Fall asleep fast but toss and turn all night. Cut out wine, go to sleep about same time, try to relax first. Been about year.

Try 5-HTP, Glycine: 2 amino acids have been shown to improve quality of sleep (more deep sleep and less light sleep) and reduce waking after falling asleep: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) 100-300 mg and Glycine 3000 mg. Both are safe and well-tolerated. See http://tinyurl.com/letdxys and http://www.holistic-online.com/remedies/sleep/sleep_ins_melatonin-and-5htp.htm ...Read more

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I have trouble staying asleep, fall asleep no problem but wake up several times. I take melatonin pills with no success. Dont want to take more pills.?

I have trouble staying asleep, fall asleep no problem but wake up several times. I take melatonin pills with no success. Dont want to take more pills.?

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. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

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Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. Read my article on the topic. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have chronic insomnia. Can't stay asleep or fall asleep easily. I've tried many remedies; sleep hygiene, exercise, etc. Am i depressed?

I'm 25 and have chronic insomnia. Can't stay asleep or fall asleep easily. I've tried many remedies; sleep hygiene, exercise, etc. Am i depressed?

? Depression: There are multiple causes of chronic insomnia. Although sleep distubance is a feature of major depressive disorder, other symptoms have to be present at the same time for a diagnosis of depression to be entertained. Please see a medical practitioner for a thorough evaluation and if needed, an approprite referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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How could i fall asleep?

How could i fall asleep?

Try use of good : 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 more

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How do I fall asleep easier?

How do I fall asleep easier?

Use great sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep faster?

How can I fall asleep faster?

Try use of good : 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 more

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How to make a baby fall asleep?

How to make a baby fall asleep?

Comfort her: There are many reasons for the baby not to be comfortable and refuse to go to sleep. Things which make baby uncomfortable are dirty diaper, hunger, loud noises and light around. Baby over exhausted, over tired, over sleepy. Then there are medical reason like stuffy nose, fever, formula problems. ...Read more

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How can you fall asleep faster ?

How can you fall asleep faster ?

Use good 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 in room. 5. Finish eating at. ...Read more

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Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Afraid to let baby fall asleep!?

Why ?: If you have specific concern please discuss them with your pediatrician. Babies need a great deal of sleep. ...Read more

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Is it bad to fall asleep quickly?

Is it bad to fall asleep quickly?

Depends: Short sleep latency as already described may not be bad. Average time to fall asleep is about 11 minutes. Less than 8 minutes may be a sign of a sleep disorder.. It may also indicate sleep deprivation. If there are other symptoms like daytime sleepiness or snoring or visual hallucinations during sleep onset or awakening... Should get it checked. ...Read more

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Why do body parts "fall asleep" ?

Pressure on...: ...Either arteries that feed the body part that falls asleep, or (as in hitting the "funny bone") the nerves that carry sensations from that body part. ...Read more

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What helps too fall asleep faster?

What helps too fall asleep faster?

Exercise: A good exercise regime, not drinking caffeinated products in the afternoon or evening, a light meal for dinner. ...Read more

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Why do I snort when i fall asleep?

Possible sleep apnea: As you fall asleep (transition from wake to sleep) your muscles of your airway also relaxes. If it relaxes a little, you may snore, more than that and you may start impeding airflow causing hypopneas/apneas (which you may sense as snorting). See your doctor, as a thorough history may warrant a sleep study. Good luck! ...Read more

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What foods can help me fall asleep?

What foods can help me fall asleep?

Foods to sleep: Varies. Depends on why you have insomnia. Some foods that help are glass of warm milk and foods with tryptophane e.g. Turkey. Best to find out why you have insomnia and call your doctor for any examination. ...Read more

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How might one fall asleep instantly?

How might one fall asleep instantly?

Instant sleep?: The only way to fall asleep relatively instantly is through IV medications like you receive in anesthesia. Even then there are a few seconds before you're asleep. Your sleep latency (time from full wakefulness to sleep) decreases with level of sleep deprivation. If you're very sleep deprived, you might fall asleep within 5 minutes. If well rested over time, needing 15-20 min is more normal. ...Read more

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What should I do to fall asleep fast?

Tired: It seems like something obvious but make sure you are tired when you try to go to bed. Many people are ramped up either because of food, television or stress at night before sleep. Create a relaxing bedtime routine that gets you in the mood to sleep. This helps. Also make sure your medications are not worsening sleep, this would include those taken early in the day like vitamins. ...Read more

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What can I do to fall asleep earlier?

Some suggestions: First thing if you want to fall asleep earlier is increase your sleep pressure. This means get up earlier. Also avoid napping and stimulant medications such as caffeine during the day. In addition in the evening/night avoid extra lights in the form of computer/television/screens. Try relaxation strategies to help turn that mind off as well. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to fall asleep?

How can I get my baby to fall asleep?

Create a tired place: Babies do not understand or desire sleep like an adult.They drift off like you would in a boring lecture. In the womb the norm was sound (hesrtbeats) and comfort. You need to create a comfortable "tired place" where baby can go to settle and drift off, day or night. Try to use the same area for day & night naps. A fan buffeting in the background helps. Subdued light helps. Avoid direct stimulation. ...Read more

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Why can't I fall asleep? It's 1:30 Am

Insomnia: Hi, sorry to hear about ur sleeping trouble, I don't know why u have trouble falling sleep now but if u r in bed, get out, leave the bedroom, don't toss and turn, don't watch TV or read book or work with laptop, go to living room, listen to a calming music or watch a calming movie or read a calming book, drink a glass of warm milk, if u feel anxious, try to bring it on the paper, write ur worry ...Read more

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How to fall asleep better at night ?

How to fall asleep better at night 
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Sleep: Stop all electronic devices including texting an hour before bed. Listen to soft music, take a warm bath and make an attempt to get to bed at the same time every night. Good luck ...Read more

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How do I fall asleep faster at night?

How do I fall asleep faster at night?

Good 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 many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and coola>>. ...Read more

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How do I fall asleep faster at night?

How do I fall asleep faster at night?

Tips: Look on the national sleep foundation website for some great tips: there are 10 and not sure i can fit them all in this space. If i were to pick top three #1 avoid stimulating activities 2 hours before planned bedtime (includes television, computer, exercise, paying bills, housework, etc). #2 do not nap during the day and #3 wake up the same time every morning and stop "sleeping in.". ...Read more

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How come I can't fall asleep at night?

How come I can't fall asleep at night?

Need to see doctor: There can be many reasons for insomnia -- just a few possibilities being great anxiety, agitated depression, use of speed-like drugs, use of alcohol, hypomania and primary insomnia. There are others as well. Best to see your primary care physician for evaluation and help. Or if you're already working with a psychiatrist, you could see him or her. ...Read more

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What to do when you can't fall asleep?

What to do when you can't fall asleep?

Good 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 in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read more

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How might one fall asleep easy & fast?

Improve but not : Always easy or fast. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on. ...Read more

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What should I do to fall asleep faster?

Use excellent sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help fall asleep?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep quicker at night?

How can I fall asleep quicker at night?

Sleep hygiene: Here are some suggestions: (1) try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day; (2) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; (3) relax before bed; (3) if possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning; (4) don't lie in bed awake (get up and relax a while); (5) control your room temperature (keep it cool). ...Read more

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What should I do to help me fall asleep?

Use sleep hygiene: That is excellent. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep faster and easier?

How can I fall asleep faster and easier?

W good sleep hygiene: 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 more

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What is the best way to fall asleep fast?

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What is the best way to fall asleep fast?

Initiate sleep: Good sleep hygiene = relax properly 30mn before sleep, not engage in hi-brain stimulation activities shortly before (gaming for hours, bright light into eyes), long periods of rest during day, no use of coffee tea closed to bedtime, well balanced healthy lifestyle 8h work + 8h sleep +daily fitness program. Exercise drain stress from brain. Anxiety = problem initiating sleep as brain keeps working. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips to fall asleep fast?

Can you suggest tips to fall asleep fast?

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. Find a qualified psychologist to help you learn how hypnosis can help. ...Read more

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What's a good way to fall asleep quickly?

Try deep breathing: Exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, . ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to fall asleep?

What are some natural ways to fall asleep?

Natural sleep: Sleep is a natural process. You fall asleep if you're relaxed at the right point in your circadian rhythm. If you're not relaxed or it's not the right time, it doesn't happen. If you have to take something to fall asleep, it's unnatural, whether it's a pill or an herb. ...Read more

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Which sort of stuff helps you fall asleep?

Which sort of stuff helps you fall asleep?

Good 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 more

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Does melitonon realy help you fall asleep?

Does melitonon realy help you fall asleep?

Yes: It can be very helpful with certain people (not everyone and not every sleep pathology). However, many people try it just before bed and it does not work, understandably. This is because it takes two to three hours to metabolize and pass through the blood-brain barrier where it needs to be. Try taking it three hours before you want to fall asleep, then give it three weeks to work. ...Read more