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How can I fall asleep and stay asleep at night on a regular schedule? #nqlu I'm a graduate student and under stress for deadlines and grades!

How can I fall asleep and stay asleep at night on a regular schedule? #nqlu I'm a graduate student and under stress for deadlines and grades!

Honestly: Honestly I do not have a simple answer for you. The first step to achieving a normal sleep pattern is to address and control your stress. I know that will be hard considering you are a graduate student, but you have to take time to care for yourself in order to be productive and do well in school.

In addition if you want to try a nondrug approach, things such as sleeping on a regular schedule, regular exercise, avoiding caffeine (especially anytime after lunch) and avoiding daytime naps are a good start.

If you are only dealing with this issue short term (i.e. During finals or before a presentation) or long term for that matter, and want to try medications then you should see your doctor and discuss sleep aides. Please consider the possibility that your doctor may perform a complete work up in order to rule out medical causes that could be the reason for your insomnia. Things such as allergies, sleep apnea, and reflux disease to name a few are potential causes.

For your information common drugs prescribed that will help you fall asleep and stay asleep are lunesta, (eszopiclone) restoril, Ambien cr, and silenor. Your doctor will likely only prescribe these for a limited time and should work with you to get to sleep and stay asleep without the aid of medications.

All the best. ...Read more

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I suffer from insomnia, I can't fall asleep or stay asleep. Its starting to interfere with my work but any sleepaids knock my out for a whole day. Sug?

I suffer from insomnia, I can't fall asleep or stay asleep. Its starting to interfere with my work but any sleepaids knock my out for a whole day. Sug?

Insomnia: You need a thorough examination and evaluation. Probably an overnight sleep study. Stimulants, medication, emotional stress irrregular work habits, all these can play a factor among many other things. Bottom line is someone your age should not have to depend on medication to sleep. ...Read more

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If I can't fall asleep or stay asleep very well and I had electro cautery surgery in 2012 and having a septoplasty soon and can't take sleep pills?

If I can't fall asleep or stay asleep very well and I had electro cautery surgery in 2012 and having a septoplasty soon and can't take sleep pills?

You may need a: Polysomnograph & sleep medicine evaluation to determine the cause of your sleep problems. One option to help sleep in the meantime is chinese scalp acupuncture & auricular (ear) acupuncture. Also - use scrupulously 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 >>>. ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep or even stay asleep. I got sick from my daughters. We have thrush, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Constant hacking mucus.?

I can't fall asleep or even stay asleep. I got sick from my daughters. We have thrush, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Constant hacking mucus.?

Pls see your doctor: You could have pharyngitis, from any cause, viral or bacterial, at any rate, medical evaluation is warranted, good luck ...Read more

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Is it normal to have insomnia & nightmare's after a MF Craniotomy? 3 weeks post op and I can't fall asleep, stay asleep or I have vivid nighmares.

Is it normal to have insomnia & nightmare's after a MF Craniotomy? 3 weeks post op and I can't fall asleep, stay asleep or I have vivid nighmares.

Talk to your surgeon: I would talk to your surgeon. This could be medication related as well. A previous history of sleep apnea, insomnia, nightmares or PTSD can also be factoring. ...Read more

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Does adult ADHD affect quality or quantity of sleep? I can't seem to fall asleep or stay asleep most nights.

Does adult ADHD affect quality or quantity of sleep? I can't seem to fall asleep or stay asleep most nights.

See your doctor: Medications used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder can cause insomnia. You need an evaluation for a co-occurring mood disorder such as Bipolar Disorder or Depression. Avoid the use of caffeine late in the day. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and your need for treatment of your insomnia. ...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"?

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?

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?

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