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Can Watching Tv Before Bed Effect My Sleep
Is it safe to take 10 mg melatonin and 50 mg diphenhydramine HCl an hour before bed almost every night? I have trouble getting to sleep most nights.
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
They say TV/screens before bed is bad for you. However, for me, that is how I relax before I go to sleep. I can't fall asleep w/o it. It soothes me..?
Individual: Hello, most sleep researchers advise against it as studies have suggested that blue LED light inhibits the production of melatonin. Your particular routine may override these deleterious effects, however, and watching TV before sleep is certainly better/healthier than some things you might do. I think the real question is whether you are waking up feeling refreshed, and without aches and pain. ...Read more
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
My baby is 7 months now n still wont sleep thru the night she wakes for bottle even though i give her a jar n bottle before bed shes stubborn?
That is normal: Some babies sleep thru the night, and some don't. Yours seems to get hungry at night. But there may be other causes for waking up. Diaper wet, any rash on the butt? Any noise? Etc. Your baby may wake up at night for one of these reasons, not for hunger, but he may find comfort in sucking and fall asleep. You may need to look at the whole routine. But some baby does need more food than the others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I eat 30 minutes before bed that's not so fat, i always get hungry before bed and if i don't eat ill get hungry between sleep and what up?
"Midnight" snack: Try munching on graham crackers before you go to bed. ...Read more
Sure do: Ive been using this simple list for patients for many years and thought i had it on our website for patients. It wasnt there so its now new: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/sleephygienehandout.Asp we'll be adding an article on the basics of insomnia and treatment options in the near future. ...Read more
Hot shower: Possibly but it's more likely to help you fall asleep faster. ...Read more
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