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Can Watching Tv Before Bed Effect My Sleep
Yes: Sleep and dreaming can be greatly affected by your experiences throughout the day and specifically what you are doing right before you fall asleep. Watching a tense or horror filled tv show will affect your dreams and may lead to nightmare. A pleasant relaxing show may give you good dreams and good rest. Be selective with what you put in your head prior to failing asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, overstimulation: The sleep-wake cycle is linked, in part, to external light cues; staring into a bright monitor screen at 3am is one way to throw off your biological clock with great ease. This, coupled with the increased stimulation involved with watching movies, listening to music, reading news, etc. Is simply not conducive towards initiating the sleep process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wake up multiple times a night I have done the whole sleep routine, same sleep and wake time, dark cool room, no tv caffeine etc. Tried teas and mel?
After school or shopping I can't lie in bed watching YouTube without eventually getting really drowsy and falling asleep, why?
Can sleeping with your iPhone facing you two inches away from head interfere with sleep quality? I fell asleep the same time but woke up much early.
I have problems sleeping at night tossing and turning i have no problem falling asleep I've tried sleeping pills like melatonin but it doesn't keep me asleep I wake up many times during the night.
Lets find the cause: You may need medical help to find the cause of your insomnia. You are under some stress or anxiety which is keeping you from falling sleep. You will need a better sleeping pill but it means visiting a doctor. Melatonin is not a good sleeping pill by itself. For now try to exercise daily and relax. Yoga and Meditation is another means of providing relaxation. Go see a MD or Yoga teacher. ...Read more
My daughter age 7 has trouble falling asleep at night, it takes her 1 hour lying in bed with lights off. How can I help her fall asleep easily?
Consider: A routine with a warm bath with lavender added, or a drop of lavender essential oil on her pillow. Warm milk before bed can also help. Take care. ...Read more
My daughter will not sleep the whole night by herself in her own bed without waking up & crawling into bed with me. I tried all angles, & am losing...?
Learned behavior: Sleep is a somewhat learned behavior and kids learn by association. If all your child knows is the same routine at night, to get up and go to your room, that is what she will do. Change the bedtime routine, and explain in clear terms what you want her to do, and stick to to your request. It may take you escorting her back to bed every night for a couple of weeks but in the end she will learn. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sleeping only 1-3 hours at a time, i don't have trouble falling asleep, but can't seem to stay asleep thru the night. Tried melatonin 1.5 didn't work.
Hot shower: Possibly but it's more likely to help you fall asleep faster. ...Read more
Insomnia: A poor sleep technic perhaps. Insomnia can occur when the environment where you sleep does not facilitate this important process. Make sure you have no distractions in the room like a tv, laptop. Ipad, smart phones, books, etc. . If still having problems may consider evaluation for restless leg syndrome or depression. Exercise during the day, not at night. Check with your physician for guidance. ...Read more
Yes: We all need a certain amount of sleep per day. Even as adults, we know that a nap will make us go to bed later in the day. In a perfect world, we should have a good night's rest every night. The only way to answer your question is for you to try taking out the afternoon nap, and see if your baby will sleep at an earlier bed time and longer at night. If it doesn't help, let him/her nap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?
Insomnia: There are tons of different sleep aids available, but at this point your insomnia is also caused by the fear/anxiety of not being able to fall asleep. I've had good success with short as needed use of Lorazepam in select patients. It works like a champ for them up to a week and then they are able to sleep on their own. There's a concern of them being addictive, but short and as needed use is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can going to sleep too late cause day time sleepiness sometimes? I fall asleep fine,I just go to bed from 12:30-2:30AM. On bad schedule.Help?
Have a really hard time falling asleep and staying asleep through the night. Much easier during the day & sleep aids give me restless legs. Any advice?
Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. Good sleep hygiene can help. Avoid alcohol, large meals, caffeine, nicotine, ; electronics use before bedtime. Keep a sleep diary highlighting when you woke up ; went to sleep. Also, wake up ; fall asleep at the same time everyday. It is recommended you see a sleep medicine specialist to help treat your insomnia ; to note if it is related to other med. Issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have trouble sleeping. I don't drink caffeine 5 hours before bed. I go to bed at 9 and wake up at 6. But it takes me 30-60 minutes to fall asleep.
Sleep onset: Sounds like you're not satisfied with how quickly you fall asleep -- but once you do, you sleep through the night? So, is your room noisy? Tv/lights/computer still on? Room too warm? Pets wanting attention? Do you work out just before bed? These can all disrupt you. Create a relaxing evening ritual -- such as hot bath, soft music, gentle reading, etc -- preparing for sleep. See if it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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