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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Overview)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between your legs for comfort.


Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
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What causes difficulty sleeping?

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
2M people helped
What causes difficulty sleeping?

Endless: You think it, it can make you have difficulty sleeping. You've heard that the mind is a terrible thing to waste.Well nighttime sleep is definitely affected by what is going on in your mind and your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
52 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Sleeping (Overview)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between your legs for comfort.


Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
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Difficulty sleeping. Any suggestions to help me drift off?

Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
4M people helped
Difficulty sleeping. Any suggestions to help me drift off?

Sleep Hygiene: Before the bedtime, write a summary of your day -- +things that happened to you and a list for tomorrow to bring more structure to your routine. Have a bedtime routine, make sure the room is a little on a cooler side, take a warm shower before bed, try relaxation. If these things don't help, seek someone who works with sleep difficulties and talk to your physician to find a reason for insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
daily
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Once
Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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Help for experiencing difficulty sleeping. What to try first; melatonin?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
78M people helped
Help for experiencing difficulty sleeping.  What to try first; melatonin?

Sleep hygiene: Primary treatment of insomnia is good sleep hygiene. Get comfortable bed in quiet location without interference or distractions. Go to bed only when tired. Use bed only for sleeping and sex - not reading or watching tv. Exercise regularly - esp. Am. Limit exciting activities, stimulants and eating just before bed time. After ensuring these are done then melatonin is reasonable. ...Read more

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Board Certified, Pediatrics
54 years in practice
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How to cure my sleeping difficulties for good?

Dr. Touraj Shafai
Board Certified, Pediatrics
54 years in practice
131K people helped
How to cure my sleeping difficulties for good?

Stressful life: As we get older we require fewer hours of sleep, however if you have stress in your life because of the economy or family problems, you need to address those issues first. However there are some natural sleep remedies like melatonin, 5 mg tablet at bed time, or a glass of warm milk which has phenylalanie, an Amino Acid that helps us sleep. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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I am 19 years old and still have a lot of difficulty sleeping by myself. Is this normal? How can I get help?

Dr. Maureen Mays
Board Certified, Clinical Lipidology
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Sleeeping: First, talk to your pediatrician or family doctor and ask for help. Tell them that you have something bothering you and then explain the situation. Try to bring notes so you don't leave out details that may help. Make sure you tell the dr. About any history of trauma or fears. If your dr. Won't help, find a new one. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. George Valdez
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
4M people helped
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Difficulty sleeping. Any suggestions to help me drift off?

Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
4M people helped

Sleep Hygiene: Before the bedtime, write a summary of your day -- +things that happened to you and a list for tomorrow to bring more structure to your routine. Have a bedtime routine, make sure the room is a little on a cooler side, take a warm shower before bed, try relaxation. If these things don't help, seek someone who works with sleep difficulties and talk to your physician to find a reason for insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
2M people helped
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What causes difficulty sleeping?

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
2M people helped

Endless: You think it, it can make you have difficulty sleeping. You've heard that the mind is a terrible thing to waste.Well nighttime sleep is definitely affected by what is going on in your mind and your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Martha Stark
Board Certified, Psychiatry
42 years in practice
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What can be done for difficulty sleeping after working out?

Dr. Martha Stark
Board Certified, Psychiatry
42 years in practice
216K people helped

Exercise during day: Many find it difficult to sleep right after an intense (stimulating) work-out. Good for you for working out, but try doing it earlier in the day. Alternatively, try a warm shower, magnesium supplementation, mindfulness meditation, tapping (eft), or deep breathing if your schedule does not allow you to work out at any other time. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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