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Do girls sleep better than boys?

Do girls sleep better than boys?

No: Gender has nothing to do with infant sleep. Bad sleep is usually caused by bad habits. Try to start a bedtime routine early and try to get your baby to fall asleep in the crib, by themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Better (Definition)

How well you sleep affects how well you feel when you're awake. While sleep requirements vary from person to person, and tend to decrease with age, most people function at their best on 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Getting in sync with your body's natural sleep-wake cycle is key for achieving deep, restorative sleep. Try setting a regular bedtime, and waking up at the same time every day. A nap of 15-30 minutes in mid afternoon is OK, but longer daytime naps can disrupt your nighttime sleep pattern. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants after noon. Fight after-dinner drowsiness by doing something mildly active until you're ready for ...Read more


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How to sleep better?

How to sleep better?

"sleep hygiene": Behavioral changes that can promote adequate sleep include: -keep a regular sleep/wake schedule -avoid caffeine & alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime -avoid excess physical, mental or visual (tv, reading, etc.) activity within 3 hours of bedtime -minimize noise, light & extremes of hot & cold while sleeping -avoid large meals before bedtime -target at least 8 hours of sleep each night. ...Read more

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How to sleep better?

How to sleep better?

Sleep Hygiene: Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep better?

Please advise how to sleep better?

Sleep hygiene: In medicine we call it sleep hygiene - this includes - setting regular times to go to bed to insure a good 6-8 hours of restful sleep, no caffeine-type products in the evening, the room should be quiet, cool, and dark, you should have a comfortable mattress and pillow too! trying to not go to bed too upset or anxious helps- meditation before bed, also - not exercising too late in pm. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to help me sleep better?

What can I do to help me sleep better?

Many choices: The first thing is to understand what is making it hard for you to sleep well. Medical problems, medication side effects, a primary sleeping problem like sleep apnea, the misuse of drugs or alcohol, and/or emotional conditions can all affect sleep. It's best to start with your primary care provider, who can help you clarify the next step. ...Read more

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What can help me sleep better at night?

What can help me sleep better at night?

Broad question: Check out www.Sleepeducation.Com as a starting point, especially proper sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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What could I do to help me sleep better?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene (going to sleep regularly at the same time, no lights or noises, avoid certain meals, not doing other things like reading/watching tv in bed, etc.) and meds. A thorough medical checkup would be also recommended. ...Read more

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Can i take cyproheptadin to sleep better?

Can i take cyproheptadin to sleep better?

Cyproheptadine: is sometimes used off-label to assist with sleep. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep better at night?

Please advise how to sleep better at night?

Sleep hygine: Bed is for sleep only, no other activity, reading/watching tv/day nap etc. Try to keep bed time fixed. No caffine/sugary drink/ red bull/ hard liquer/ tobacco/ exercise 3-5 hr before bed time. A gentle soothing music helps. Don't sleep on your disposable problems. Sex helps in sleep, so also little glass of red wine. Can try otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at times. Routine physical activity helps. ...Read more

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Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

No: To my knowledge, the size of the baby at birth does not necessarily effect length of sleep time. ...Read more

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Please advise on how to sleep better at night?

Please advise on how to sleep better at night?

Sleeping better: Agree w dr. Ibrahim. Here are more things. 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 may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on >>>. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to help me sleep better?

What is the best medication to help me sleep better?

Many choices: The first thing is to understand what is making it hard for you to sleep well. Medical problems, medication side effects, a primary sleeping problem like sleep apnea, the misuse of drugs or alcohol, and/or emotional conditions can all affect sleep. It's best to start with your primary care provider, who can help you clarify the next step. ...Read more

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Is there a website that helps your baby sleep better?

Is there a website that helps your baby sleep better?

Yes: Few things can tire you out more as a new parent than a baby who does not sleep well. While there is no magic cure for sleep, advice on ways to improve it are available. The website www.Healthychildren.Org, run by the american academy of pediatrics, has lots of good advice on all things children, including sleep. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep better without medication?

Please advise how to sleep better without medication?

Sleep Hygiene: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>. ...Read more

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Please advise how to sleep better on a soft mattress?

If your mattress is: Feeling too soft for you- have you tried placing a board under it? Additionally, use good sleep hygiene. 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 may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to. ...Read more

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Do babies sleep better when it's hot or when it's cool ?

Either: Aim for a temperature that you are comfortable in. Avoid drafty areas. ...Read more

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Through yoga n stretching exercises; will I sleep better?

Possibly: Stretching and exercise can improve sleep. Make sure to avoid within a few hours of sleep in general. ...Read more

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Any advise on how to sleep better when you work 3rd shift?

Any advise on how to sleep better when you work 3rd shift?

Can be arranged: Working 3rd shift is not easy for many, but arranging your life and sleep cycle around it is possible. You'll need to develop similar sleep rituals as if sleeping at night, but in the daytime. Establish a continuous 7-8 hours' sleep daily -- make your room dark ; quiet so you can achieve this. Maintain this on weekends also. Avoid caffeine ; sleep aids. http://tinyurl.com/36e84l. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do or take to help me sleep better?

Is there anything I can do or take to help me sleep better?

Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life! ...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