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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

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.

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What causes difficulty sleeping?

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. Parham Gharagozlou
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Difficulty sleeping. Any suggestions to help me drift off?

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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Fibromyalgia (Tip)

Fibromyalgia

Over 70% have significant insomnia, no studies on sleep related bruxism (teeth clinching). ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Exercise
45 Min, Daily, forever
Try a hot shower before bed
Once
Avoid using electronic devices 2 hours before bed
Once
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Help for experiencing difficulty sleeping. What to try first; melatonin?

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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How to cure my sleeping difficulties for good?

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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Sleep better (Tip)

Sleep better

Good sleep helps maintain a healthier weight. Sleep deprivation can cause weight gain. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to bed at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
Once
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
Once
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Once
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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?

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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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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