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Does cottage cheese help you fall asleep?

Does cottage cheese help you fall asleep?

Sleep and food: Generally speaking, no. However, high protein foods can help with satiety which assists helps us get to sleep. Stomach distension and hormonal regulation are to thank for this. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does warm milk really help you fall asleep?

Does warm milk really help you fall asleep?

Maybe!: The idea is that the tryptophan (found in turkey as well!) helps you to relax by increasing serotonin in the brain. A glass of warm milk to help you fall asleep has never been proven, but if you feel it helps then it probably does! its not harmful, just don't drink too much or you will wake up all night having to go to the bathroom! ...Read more

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Does melitonon realy help you fall asleep?

Does melitonon realy help you fall asleep?

Yes: It can be very helpful with certain people (not everyone and not every sleep pathology). However, many people try it just before bed and it does not work, understandably. This is because it takes two to three hours to metabolize and pass through the blood-brain barrier where it needs to be. Try taking it three hours before you want to fall asleep, then give it three weeks to work. ...Read more

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Rexall sleep aid 25mg rapid release caplets. Will it help you fall asleep or will it hurt?

Rexall sleep aid 25mg rapid release caplets. Will it help you fall asleep or will it hurt?

Sleep: The active ingredient in rexall sleep aid is Diphenhydramine (benadryl). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an anti-histamine and, as the name implies, the counteract the effect of histamines. Histamine is a neurotransmitter associated with wakefulness and vigilance. If you counteract it, it causes drowsiness and sleep. I would use it only as needed, though. ...Read more

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Difficulty falling asleep? I try to not drink cola after dinner. What else can I do?

Difficulty falling asleep? I try to not drink cola after dinner. What else can I do?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, along w light reading or warm bath. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy > ...Read more

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Could milk help you fall asleep?

Could milk help you fall asleep?

Warmed milk: Warmed milk creates Tryptophan which has been considered to help with sleep. At least one more recent study questions this indicating that the amt. of protein in milk may lessen the ability of tryptophan to enter the brain. ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep. Will drinking milk help? Or do I need a medication?

I can't fall asleep. Will drinking milk help? Or do I need a medication?

Magic Milk: Milk is high in lactose (sugar) and the addition of table sugar (sucrose) can also be helpful. Both sugars raise Insulin levels which in turn effects Amino Acid levels in the bloodstream. With insulin, tryptophan levels remain higher vs other Amino Acids so more gets to the brain. It's a precursor to serontonin, the "feel good" amino acid. Sleep isn't a guarantee but relaxation can be induced. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies or anything! ill try whatever it takes to feel better and fall asleep?

Sleep: 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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Does listening to white noise really help you stay asleep?

Does listening to white noise really help you stay asleep?

Maybe: If you fall asleep with white noise in the background you may awaken if/when it stops. It is normal for us to have brief arousals from sleep several times each night. These are so brief, you may not be aware you've awakened. Keeping the sleep environment consistent from the time you fall asleep until you awaken will allow you to quickly fall back to sleep, and lead to a more restful night.. ...Read more

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Does eating carbohydrate food make you fall asleep better?

Does eating carbohydrate food make you fall asleep better?

Not carbs for sleep: Foods that are high in tryptophan (an Amino Acid that converts to serotonin & melatonin) will help sleep. This includes bananas (which have carbs plus magnesium & potassium -- important in relaxing tense muscles), warm milk, cheese, & yogurt (which have calcium too.) almonds are good -- high in magnesium. Chamomile tea is very nice. A glass or tart cherry juice can boost melatonin naturally. ...Read more

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Why would I be craving cheese curls/cheese crackers or cottage cheese w/tomatoes all the time? Am I lacking something?

Tomatophagia: You may have a condition some authors describe as tomatophagia or excessive craving for tomatoes, sometimes seen when iron levels are down. You can get your hemoglobin and iron levels ( two different tests) checked and get supplemental iron if needed. ...Read more

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Why does eating ice cream make you cough?

Why does eating ice cream make you cough?

Coughing: Coughing is a reflex from irritation of the voice box or trachea//lungs. Maybe the cold of the ice cream is irritating your vocal cords. Feel better. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're lactose intolerant weird gross things happen when I have dairy products like cream or milk allergenist says not an allergy ?


How do you know if you're lactose intolerant weird gross things happen when I have dairy products like cream or milk allergenist says not an allergy ?

Not an allergy: rather intolerance, allergy testing would be negative, intolerance would be to the sugar in the dairy, allergy to dairy is a reaction to the milk proteins ...Read more

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What to do if I do not like milk or cheese they make me throw up, I don't think I could get enough calcium from yogurt etc do calcium supplements actually work?

What to do if I do not like milk or cheese they make me throw up, I don't think I could get enough calcium from yogurt etc do calcium supplements actually work?

Yes, they work: Hi. If calcium supplements are the only way you get calcium into your body, then yes, they work fine! Be sure to get enough vitamin D (2,000 IU per day or more, depending on several things); that will help you absorb the calcium. Better to take the calcium supplements in several different doses throughout the day; absorbs better that way. ...Read more

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Dr.'s ,what does it mean when they say cut out DAIRY? Does this include eggs?Please explain. Is ALMOND milk Dairy or Non Diary.Thank you for all U do.

Dr.'s ,what does it mean when they say cut out DAIRY? Does this include eggs?Please explain. Is ALMOND milk Dairy or Non Diary.Thank you for all U do.

Almond Milk: Hi. Eggs are generally included in the broad classification of dairy but ultimately this classification depends on what "diet" or restrictions you may be following. As far as almond milk it is a non-dairy alternative. ...Read more

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Does fruit do anything when looking to gain muscle? I drink a lot of those nakéd smoothies, but fruit doesn't help to build muscle does it?

Does fruit do anything when looking to gain muscle? I drink a lot of those nakéd smoothies, but fruit doesn't help to build muscle does it?

Balance: You need a balanced diet to build muscle. Fruit supplies carbs (which you need), vit c, fluids, and fiber, at a minimum. Yes, you need protein, which body builders often do to excess (your body can only use so much). A normal balanced diet is probably all you need, but if you want to use supplements, why not alternate between smoothies and protein supplements. ...Read more

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