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Does sleep hygiene mean being clean before you go to bed?

Does sleep hygiene mean being clean before you go to bed?

NO: Sleep hygiene encompasses good habits, sleep environment that are conducive to sleep. For instance, keeping regular bedtimes and wake up times, using your bedroom only for sleep rather than tv watching, etc. It also means keeping healthy eating and drinking before bed such as avoiding caffeine or sugar right before bed. Remember to think of sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Hygiene (Definition)

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I'm an insomniac but even after going to bed I can't sleep properly.I keep waking up.I need sound sleep.Can you suggest any sleeping pill?

I'm an insomniac but even after going to bed I can't sleep properly.I keep waking up.I need sound sleep.Can you suggest any sleeping pill?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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When is it recommended to shower - straight when you get home from work/school/uni or before bed? OR before you go to sleep? Thanks!

When is it recommended to shower - straight when you get home from work/school/uni or before bed? OR before you go to sleep? Thanks!

No rules: There are no real recommendations regarding when to shower. If you find a shower helps you relax then before bed is fine. If you exercise then after training might be advisable to remove sweat. Find the pattern, time that feels right for you! ...Read more

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How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine. ??

How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine. ??

Magnesium,Relaxation: Magnesium deficiency is common & causes insomnia.Supplementing with mag. glycinate or taurate or a warm bath with epsom salts before bed can help.See http://bit.ly/1dpAi09. Relaxation techniques can be helpful- see http://bit.ly/1w73BeJ & http://bit.ly/1jGRrm3.Search "sleep relaxation" on youtube for guided meditations & music. Many sleep better if they turn off wi-fi! See http://bit.ly/1igRs4g ...Read more

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They say TV/screens before bed is bad for you. However, for me, that is how I relax before I go to sleep. I can't fall asleep w/o it. It soothes me..?

They say TV/screens before bed is bad for you. However, for me, that is how I relax before I go to sleep. I can't fall asleep w/o it. It soothes me..?

Individual: Hello, most sleep researchers advise against it as studies have suggested that blue LED light inhibits the production of melatonin. Your particular routine may override these deleterious effects, however, and watching TV before sleep is certainly better/healthier than some things you might do. I think the real question is whether you are waking up feeling refreshed, and without aches and pain. ...Read more

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What to do if i could not go to bed on-time. Subsequently, waking up is as difficult for me. Any tips on keeping a consistent sleeping pattern?

What to do if i could not go to bed on-time. Subsequently, waking up is as difficult for me. Any tips on keeping a consistent sleeping pattern?

Wake up time: Be consistent with the wake up time, basically you have to fix the wake up time strictly on the weekend and weekdays regardless if you sleep through the night or not, no naps, also the second most important is the bedtime, no caffeinated drink 6 hours before the bedtime. ...Read more

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How come when someone is sleep walking, you are not supposed to wake him up?

How come when someone is sleep walking, you are not supposed to wake him up?

Possible bad effects: A sleepwalker seems awake but is asleep. It you disturb the person it can cause a fright or flight response like a panic attack and really have negative effects. It is best to leave them alone and just be sure they are protected from harming themselves or others. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of involuntarily waking up before I get enough rest? How can I make sure I always sleep 8 hours?

What might be the cause of involuntarily waking up before I get enough rest? How can I make sure I always sleep 8 hours?

Many things: Poor sleep habits-Excessive noise, bright lights, temperature issues, urination issues if too much fluid intake at night-bladder may feel full and awaken you, poor eating habits, excessive caffeine intake, etc., etc. Improve your overall health and you will hopefully sleep like a baby! ...Read more

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How many hours do you have to be awake before you start hallucinating from sleep deprivation?

3 days: It appears that going without sleep for at least 3 days may cause one to have hallucinations (visual, auditory, sensory). However, i don't believe it is universal. This is just the ballpark figure. ...Read more

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What can I do to help me get to sleep at night? Trouble getting to sleep i will be sleeping on the chair, but when i go to bed be wide awake.

What can I do to help me get to sleep at night? Trouble getting to sleep i will be sleeping on the chair, but when i go to bed be wide awake.

Lots : Lots of people have problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, or both. In many cases, poor sleep is caused by bad sleep habits. The good news is that bad sleep habits can be fixed by good sleep hygiene. The even better news is that good sleep hygiene doesn't cost much, and unlike some pills, won't leave people feeling groggy in the morning. Here are some basic sleep hygiene tips: it is best to wake up at about the same time, and to go to sleep at about the same time, 7 days a week. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods in the hours before bedtime. Have a consistent, relaxing bedtime routine. A warm bath, a good book, listening to relaxing music, stretching exercises, or watching a low-key television show are good options before bedtime. Use the bed and bedroom for sleep, not for studying, television, telephone, hobbies, or surfing the internet. Make the bedroom comfortable, quiet, and dark. In the morning, get exposure to bright light. The morning is also a good time to get physical exercise, which boosts energy during the day. Avoid napping. Many medications can interfere with sleep or can make people drowsy during the day. A talk with a doctor can sort these problems out. Signs of a severe sleeping problem include falling asleep at work, at school, during conversations, during meals, or while driving. People with severe sleeping problems need to see their doctor right away. Even people with mild sleeping problems can be drowsy during the day. Never drive when drowsy or sleepy, and if sleepiness occurs while driving, pull over and take a nap. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to masterbate naked in bed before i go to sleep.?

Sure: This is how most people get and stay acquainted with their bodies and prepare for other adult situations. No two people have exactly the same response patterns. You keep pressures down so you can focus on other things most of the time. Enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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I'm not getting enough sleep and i can't go to bed early, why?

Sleep: Please go to my website for an in depth answer http://www.drdiane.com/patients/symptoms/sleep-disturbances/ ...Read more

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Why does poor sleep hygiene (4am-11am) make you feel sick, tired throughout the day? Should you just force a wake up at 9am and re-adjust? Ideas?

Why does poor sleep hygiene (4am-11am) make you feel sick, tired throughout the day? Should you just force a wake up at 9am and re-adjust? Ideas?

Poor sleep hygiene?: Sleep hygiene can be practiced at any time of the day, not just at night. This means waking ; sleeping @ same time daily. Some people work odd hours, so must sleep in daytime. Darkness and quiet can be hard to come by in daytime hours, making sleep less sound. Do you work at night, or are you simply choosing to stay up until 4am? Do you use alcohol or other drugs? Caffeine? All these matter. ...Read more

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I come home and sleep everyday from 3 to 6. How do I overcome this exhaustion to stay awake until a normal bedtime at 11:00? (Wake up at 6am)

I come home and sleep everyday from 3 to 6. How do I overcome this exhaustion to stay awake until a normal bedtime at 11:00? (Wake up at 6am)

You might consider: being evaluated for sleep apnea and other potential sleep depriving diagnoses. Find a certified sleep specialist in your area and set up an appointment for evaluation. ...Read more

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Body clock out of synch. Go to bed wide awake and can't sleep. What can I do to make sure I'm tired and ready to sleep?

Body clock out of synch. Go to bed wide awake and can't sleep. What can I do to make sure I'm tired and ready to sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Make sure you have your room at not too warm or cold temperature, have comfortable clothes, have not just watched an active TV program, had stressful conversation. You should not be sleeping in the daytime and try to hold regular wake and sleep hours. Melatonin is often sold over the counter and can help send signal to your brain/body that it is time to sleep. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia. 3 hours laying in bed not able to go to sleep.then stay up till 7 am. AMBIEN (zolpidem) Zolpidem not working at all.what to do please help?

Severe insomnia. 3 hours laying in bed not able to go to sleep.then stay up till 7 am. AMBIEN (zolpidem) Zolpidem not working at all.what to do please help?

You list apnea.: Is that sleep apnea? This may require input from a sleep medicine specialist. Your Obesity could be contributing to this. How is your sleep hygiene? Work on developing excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in ...Read more

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I am always tired. It doesn't matter when i go to bed, or how long i sleep for. Can go to sleep immediately after injesting caffiene. Problem for yrs.?

I am always tired. It doesn't matter when i go to bed, or how long i sleep for. Can go to sleep immediately after injesting caffiene. Problem for yrs.?

Insomnia: How well do you sleep? Do you sleep through the night? You might have an underlying metabolic problem such as hypothyroidism, or you might have altered sleep, e.g. Excessive alcohol consumption can alter the sleep pattern so a person wakes up tired. ...Read more

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