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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 (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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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?

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

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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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