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Change Sleep Habit
Takes time: Jet lag stems from a disconnect between the internal clock and the external light-dark cycle. Don't expect to immediately fall into your same sleep cycle after flying across the globe. Lots of light exposure in the morning can help, as can a dark environment and melotonin at night. This is an unnatural problem often requiring unnatural solutions, and prescription sleep meds can help immensely. ...Read more
If sleep quality or: quantity are poor - make changes to 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 ...Read more
Two hormones, leptin and ghrelin, seem to be the link between sleep and appetite.
Insomnia decreases leptin, which is the hormone that tells our brains when we're full.
Insomnia also increases ghrelin, which stimulates appetite.
These two hormonal changes--less satiety-inducing leptin and more appetite-inducing ghrelin--can promote overeating and obesity. ...Read more
Do wake up feeling : Tired or unfreshed? Do you get less than 7 hours of sleep per night? Do you sleep at erratic hours? Is your sleep restless? Are you sleepy through out the day? If yes to these - ensure that you are using 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 ;. ...Read more
Slow changes: You'll need to slowly change the times you are awake and asleep by shifting things by an hour or so a week until you shift back to a normal day-night pattern. Using natural sleep aids like l-theanine and magnesium to help you sleep during night hours will help your body calm down and allow this change. Check local health food store for help with supplements. ...Read more
Institute healthy : Ones. 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
Depends: That depends upon what pattern you have had and how you are changing it. Everyone needs 8-10 hours of sleep. Some people can get by on 6, but any less than that is not enough. It is best to sleep on a consistent pattern as far as time of going to sleep and awakening. If you take daytime naps you may have trouble falling asleep at night. I hope this answers your question. If not be more specific ...Read more
I don't sleep early. I sleep very late in the night & for not more than 4-5 hours. I want to change my sleeping habits & have more rest + calmness.
Can you develop insomnia on your own if you change your sleeping habits and stay up all the time?
Of course!: I know people that are very successful making themselves do silly things like that! ...Read more
As a massage therapist who gets many people that sleep on their side and are in severe pain in shoulder and neck. How do you change their sleep habit?
Tennis ball trick: Sew a tennis ball to pj at shoulder introduce them to the concept of a axillary pillow. ...Read more
Possible reason for missed period, 3 months late? Not really stressed, no extreme diet/exercise, no extreme changes in sleeping habits. 18 yo virgin.
Go to bed earlier.:
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 many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows.
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Can psych medications shrink the size of your heart? Or is it from the changed habits like sleeping too much, and decreased activity
Every night i had stay late and sleep only 5 hours. Is it a problem ?If this a problem how can I change this habit ?
Recent increase in heartburn. No change in weight, diet, exercise, sleeping habits. Never a problem before. Whhhhhhhy?
Ansolutely: There are even case reports of circadian rhythm disturbances causing bipolar disorder which has cleared up when the circadian rhythm sleep disturbance was treated. Good sleep hygiene is essential to good mood control. Insomnia is a well-known trigger for hypomania and mania.For sleep hygiene tips see one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent explanations on healthtap. Best wishes. ...Read more
I realise i suffer from sleep apnea for a long time although i don't snore .What changes in my habits should I make to reduce the resulting fatigue?
It's hard to say.:
I see you are only 19 years old. You should have a sleep study to determine what type of sleep apnea you have---obstructive, central, or a mix of the both.
Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common form .
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that should be managed. All the best. ...Read more
Am i bipolar/ or experiencing an episode? I've been having breakouts of anger a lot and been having really bad anxiety. I feel bad most days and been sleeping a lot more. My food habits have changed dramatically.
See your doctor: The possibilities of what is going on is a lengthy list. Start with a thorough physical exam, have your family doctor stabilize your sleep and anxiety. If agitation persists he or she can provide a low dose neuroleptic for that. By then you should hopefully be able to send a psychiatrist for a thorough diagnostic evaluation. Include psychotherapy. Go to er if you are suicidal or homicidal. ...Read more
Every morning I wake up with gas discomfort, i was told I'm Breathing through mouth while sleeping, how can I change this unconscious habbit?
Sleep study: You may benefit from a sleep study if your nocturnal mouth open breathing is associated with snoring. I doubt that your symptoms of feeling bloated are a direct consequence of this habit since you don't keep your mouth open all night long. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Virtual appointment Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
I sleep on my side and usually rest my head on my left arm. Wake up sore with chest and shoulder aches. How do I change this bad habit? (heart is ok)
If you can't change the sleep position, you might try one of the special sidesleep pillows such as:
http://riroads.Com/images/sleep_posture_pillow_1.Jpg. ...Read more
Good, drink, sleep:
Avoid heavy fatty and spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime. Eat a light snack. Practice good sleep hygiene. Sources:eating ; sleeping | sleep.Com
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Good sleep hygiene handout. ...Read more