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Do Girls Sleep Better Than Boys
"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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Minimize stressors: Minimize stress, go to bed on time. No Tea or coffee or alcohol at bedtime. No TV in bedroom. Relaxation exercise and relaxation music for few minutes of meditation might calm you mind and body. If you are second or third shift worker, it will be difficult. Over the counter melatonin is a natural hormone that helps sleeping. Sedatives are usually not good idea. If affecting daily activities see Dr ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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