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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Drinking Milk Before Bed

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Is it advisable to drink milk before bed (night)?

Is it advisable to drink milk before bed (night)?

Not necessarily: I am not aware of any scientific reasons behind drinking milk before going to bed. In general drinking any liquids before going to bed may make you have to get up in the middle of the night to urinate which would disrupt your sleep. So I usually don't recommend drinking any liquids up to two hours before going to bed so you get enough sleep and don't have any disruption. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk right before bed make you fatter?

Milk before bed: Eating or drinking before bed, whether it is milk or some other food/drink that has calories is more likely to cause weight gain than taking in at an earlier time of the day. ...Read more

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I m having a gastic issue. Does drinking a glass of hot milk at night before bed is okie as I don't drink milk in morning.

I m having a gastic issue. Does drinking a glass of hot milk at night before bed is okie as I don't drink milk in morning.

No problem: Warm milk has been used for 100's of years to aid onset of sleep. It is unlikely the source of problem if no lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Does drinking skim milk before bed help with weight loss?

Does drinking skim milk before bed help with weight loss?

+ Cals -/-> Wt Loss: Adding calories usually does not = wt loss. Depends on the entire day's worth of calories and how much skim milk. In people that eat healthy (<5% cals from added sugar, variety of fresh/non-processsed foods), exercise regularly (150 minutes moderate intensity exercise/week), & sleep well, then a small cup of skim milk @ bedtime should be fine ...Read more

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I find that if I drink water before bed. It flushes my systems and I feel hungry. If I have milk I'm better and can sleep better. Am I nuts?

I find that if I drink water before bed. It flushes my systems and I feel hungry. If I have milk I'm better and can sleep better. Am I nuts?

No: You're probably sleeping better b/c extra calories in milk. Water has no calories so you get hungry. No, you're not nuts. Just sensitive to your body. ...Read more

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I usually drink a glass of milk or small cereal before bed. Is this causing acid reflux? If I don't eat before bed I can't sleep. Dairy helps the burn

I usually drink a glass of milk or small cereal before bed. Is this causing acid reflux? If I don't eat before bed I can't sleep. Dairy helps the burn

Modify ritual: A few sips of milk might ease the discomfort, but taking in any food or volume of fluid before you lay down to sleep aggravates reflux.The lower esophageal sphincter (les) relaxes periodically as you sleep and anything being processed in your stomach and the acid within, can travel up into your mouth. This is a ritual you need to modify. A few Tums (calcium carbonate) at bedtime might help more. ...Read more

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I have a sticky discharge after I urinate. Not sexually active. I notice it only when I drink a glass of Chocolate Milk. Before bed. What's up???

I have a sticky discharge after I urinate. Not sexually active. I notice it only when I drink a glass of Chocolate Milk. Before bed. What's up???

Not sure!: That is different! Only chocolate milk? Not regular? I am assuming this is a vaginal discharge. milk is mucogenic meaning it will tend to increase mucus production. If it itches and has whitish curd like stuff it may be yeast. It maybe the normal flora of the vagina are not in balance and probiotics may help or your doc can take a sample and see if there are any clues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Should you drink glass of warm milk before bed tym is that good for heart burn 2?

Should you drink glass of warm milk before bed tym is that good for heart burn 2?

Not a major problem: Feel for yourself. If milk aggravates the heartburn then stop doing this activity. Milk can either neutralize or stimulate acid production. Don't sweat it out! ...Read more

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How long does a 16-year-old teenager sleeps? And what is the benefits of drinking milk every night?

How long does a 16-year-old teenager sleeps? And what is the benefits of drinking milk every night?

Sleep: A teenager should have 8-10 hours sleep at night. Milk induces a more restive and deeper sleep. ...Read more

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Could drinking tea before bed make you gain weight?

Could drinking tea before bed make you gain weight?

This should not: Cause weight gain unless you are adding fattening additives (cream or sugar). ...Read more

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What if I do not drink before bed and I still wake up to use the bathroom?

What if I do not drink before bed and I still wake up to use the bathroom?

Worth checking: You'd do well to visit your physician and get a simple test to see whether you can concentrate your urine. Anything from a smoldering kidney infection to sickle cell trait can cause this in someone your age. We'll also want to rule out diabetes insipidus. Glad you're taking care to observe your body. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could I do to stop my 3 year old from wetting the bed she goes potty before bed and don't drink anything for bed?

What could I do to stop my 3 year old from wetting the bed she goes potty before bed and don't drink anything for bed?

Is this most nights?: Consider that at 3 she may not be ready to go the night without a pull-up. She is still quite young and wetting the bed is normal at this age - your life would be easier if you went back to a diaper/pull-up at night to avoid having to be woken up to clean up the bed. ...Read more

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Can sippy cups cause cavities in children? I've read that bottles can cause cavities in children, especially if they drink before bed, but i'd like to know if sippy cups can do the same thing. Is it better to avoid using them? .

Can sippy cups cause cavities in children? I've read that bottles can cause cavities in children, especially if they drink before bed, but i'd like to know if sippy cups can do the same thing. Is it better to avoid using them? .

It: It is not the bottle or the cup that causes the problem of tooth decay... It's the juice or milk or formula that the child is drinking.

These foods have sugars that sit and ferment and feed the bacteria around the teeth all night long. The acids that are produced cause the cavities. That's why it is called baby bottle syndrome.... A mouth full of cavities due to falling asleep with a bottle.

Feed your child, and brush or wipe his/her teeth well before they go to bed. If they still need a bottle/cup, I would suggest water only.

I'm sure the other panelists will give you some great advice, too

hope this info helps. ...Read more

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What benefits coming from drinking milk and is there any substitute to milk?

What benefits coming from drinking milk and is there any substitute to milk?

Milk contains the: Macronutriens which are fats, carbs, and proteins. It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. Cow's milk is not something everyone can absorb and many people will use other dairy products such as yogurt, & whey powder. Eat an otherwise balanced diet and you will be fine w/out milk. Peace and good health. Free range cattle produce milk that is free of antibiotics & toxins. ...Read more

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Should adults&teenagers drink NIDO Fortified milk powder (8oz &4tbspoons)&would they get the same benefits as children? Would adults gain weight from it

Should adults&teenagers drink NIDO Fortified milk powder (8oz &4tbspoons)&would they get the same benefits as children? Would adults gain weight from it

Yes they would: Gain weight if they drink any sort of full cream milk, better if skimmed or half skimmed, to benefit from the vitamins and minerals provided without the hazards of fat, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a drink before bed to help me sleep?

Is it ok to have a drink before bed to help me sleep?

Alcohol at bedtime: Alcohol at bedtime may help you fall in sleep, but not recommended for insomnia, you might develop tolerance to the alcohol, also can cause early morning awakening with nightmares and insomnia. ...Read more

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Some say drinking water before bed is good some say its not? Which one should we avoid?

Some say drinking water before bed is good some say its not? Which one should we avoid?

Water: Drinking water is good. The only thing about drinking it at bedtime is that it can disturb your sleep if you have to get up to urinate. ...Read more

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My two year old is refusing to drink milk from the bottle before his nap and bed time, what do I do?

My two year old is refusing to drink milk from the bottle before his nap and bed time, what do I do?

Enjoy the progress: A 2 yo should never drink from a bottle anyway and should not be taught to feed before laying down. This does not aid their sleep, it increases the risk they will develop gastroesophageal reflux and heartburn.Bottling also erodes their teeth. Sounds like your kid has figured this out. ...Read more

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Is Sleepytime Extra tea (with Valerian, 25mg) safe to drink every night (on a long term basis) before bed?

Probably: If you have no allergic symptoms to this tea and your reason for taking this tea is being adequately treated, yes. I am not aware of long term side effects. ...Read more

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My bladder is very active at night. I don't drink anything before bed either. I go every hour but during the day I'm fine. Why?

My bladder is very active at night. I don't drink anything before bed either. I go every hour but during the day I'm fine. Why?

Nocturia: You may be making more urine at night while you sleep or your body may be producing more urine than your bladder can hold. You could also have a combination of both. There are several causes and this would need medical evaluation and work up. Follow up with your PCP ...Read more

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Will water cause your weight to be up in the morning if you drink a lot the night before? Thanks! I always drink tea before bed.

Will water cause your weight to be up in the morning if you drink a lot the night before? Thanks! I always drink tea before bed.

Yes: May be a little bit of weight increase but you also Sweat evaporate water at night so I wouldn't worry about it. People can evaporator about 1.5 L of water per day ...Read more

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How many Ensure Plus' a day do I need to drink to gain 10 lbs? I've been drinking them right before bed. Also, have a high metabolism.

How many Ensure Plus' a day do I need to drink to gain 10 lbs? I've been drinking them right before bed. Also, have a high metabolism.

Metabolism: You may want to have some blood work done to make sure you do not have hyperthyroidism. However, with time and regular work outs you'll put on the healthy muscle mass you are seeking. ...Read more

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Drink coffee about 30 min before bed with creamer (I like the taste). Sleep fine. Any long term/perm consequences I should worry about?

Drink coffee about 30 min before bed with creamer (I like the taste). Sleep fine. Any long term/perm consequences I should worry about?

Check BP: The primary concern is your blood pressure. Please have this checked. If your blood pressure is high you should drink only decaf coffee. Otherwise in moderation coffee may actually have beneficial effects. Research shows coffee drinkers may have lower rates of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, liver cancer & heart failure. I am available to consult with you further about your health on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Frequent morning nasuea but recently started drinking a lot of propel water drank 3 bottles before bed wokeup nasuea free what could that mean?

Frequent morning nasuea but recently started drinking a lot of propel water drank 3 bottles before bed wokeup nasuea free what could that mean?

Crap in a can--UGG!!: Did you read the ingredients? Water, artificial flavor and acid. Not only will too much rot your gut, but you'll destroy your teeth in the process. Not enough medically useful ingredients to do good; plenty of stuff to do bad. If you are working out. Drink water. Period. If I had to guess, i'd estimate that close to 80% of the dental disease I treat is from some marketed product to the-unaware. ...Read more

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What else can be done for my bedwetting have tried alarms tofrinil not drinking before bed none work for very long and its been a lifetime issue.

What else can be done for my bedwetting have tried alarms tofrinil not drinking before bed none work for very long and its been a lifetime issue.

Bedwetting constipat: Often neglected as well is the close relationship between bowel and bladder functions. Have you had constipation problems? You might find very helpful that correcting it might result in disappearance of your problem. Obtain a regimen from your private physician, a gastroenterologist or a urologist. ...Read more

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Is there any health benefits of drinking whole milk over low fat milk?

Is there any health benefits of drinking whole milk over low fat milk?

Good fat is: Good for health. Low fat is not. If you can get 2% fat milk that is healthy and tastes best. We want to avoid transfats in prepared foods. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do I feel hungover after only 2 or 3 drinks? I even drink water before bed?

Why do I feel hungover after only 2 or 3 drinks? I even drink water before bed?

Unusual sensitivity: Some people are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol. Other people do not metabolize alcohol in the usual ways, and may have the accumulation of toxic metabolites like acetaldehyde, which may cause headache and stomach symptoms. If you feel this way, your body is giving you a message. I would listen to it. ...Read more