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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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Sleep Hygiene (Definition)

Sleep hygiene is a topic that includes methods of getting the best and most sleep. Sleep hygiene recommendations include avoiding caffeine, having a cooler room temperature, reducing stress (especially in the evenings), keeping the room dark and quiet, and waking up at the ...Read more


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Is there amy drugs which could give vivid dreams ? Already tried all means of sleep hygiene ?

Is there amy drugs which could give vivid dreams ? Already tried all means of sleep hygiene ?

Not designed for it: Currently there is no legal medicine that is designed to induce vivid dreams but some do have such side effects--the relatively new and famous is chantix--a medication to help people stop smoking. The dreams are quite vivid and can actually be frightening, but not all folks taking it experience such dreams. Have good and pleasant dreams, not scary ones. ...Read more

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Please explain to me what is sleep hygiene?

Please explain to me what is sleep hygiene?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene refers to the habits you keep regarding sleep. It helps to develop a bedtime routine, which signals your body to start winding down for sleep. Keep consistent sleep & wake times. Avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and meals 3 hours before bad -- no caffeine after noon (if at all). Soft music, comfy bed with cool temperature and darkness; no tv. More: http://tinyurl.Com/mhxjf3s. ...Read more

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What is the most important part of sleep hygiene?

What is the most important part of sleep hygiene?

Better Sleep Hygiene: The most important part of sleep hygiene is avoiding the things that interrupt sleep such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, excess food or exercise too close to the desired sleep time. It can also be helpful to keep the same environment and sleep schedule to develop a good sleep-wake cycle. ...Read more

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How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

See below: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Try to avoid afternoon naps, no caffeine after 3-4 pm. Use your bed for sleep and sex only. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

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Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg, want to know if taking Traizodone 50mg to sleep is okay. i cant sleep and sleep hygiene is not the problem. ?

Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) 150mg, want to know if taking  Traizodone 50mg to sleep is okay.  i cant sleep and sleep hygiene is not the problem. ?

Seizure risk: This is a risky combo. Definitely discuss alternatives w/ your provider. Especially for anyone w/ other medical issues or weaknesses (i.e., elderly) this can increase intensity of all other side effects. Discuss. Find another choice. ...Read more

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What is 'poor sleep hygiene'?

What is 'poor sleep hygiene'?

Sleep Hygiene: Poor sleep hygiene includes exercising right before bed, reading and watching tv in bed, not following a sleep schedule (set wake time and sleep time), drinking alcohol before bed, laying in bed awake for greater than 10 minutes, going to bed anxious. These are just a few "bad habits" that contribute to poor sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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How can you improve sleep hygiene?

How can you improve sleep hygiene?

See below: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Try to avoid afternoon naps, no caffeine after 3-4 pm. Use your bed for sleep and sex only. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more

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What are important steps to improve sleep hygiene?

What are important steps to improve sleep hygiene?

Several: It is best to establish a sleep routine. Retire at the same time each night, always in a bed (not the sofa), avoid caffeine and alcohol 3-4 hrs prior to sleep, avoid eating and exercising close to bedtime. Establish a quiet setting, dark, cool room, etc. Make sure your mattress and pillow are comfortable too. These things will help. ...Read more

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Need solution for chronic insomnia. I practice good sleep hygiene. ?

Need solution for chronic insomnia.   I practice good sleep hygiene. ?

Insomnia: It's challenging! there are tons of different ways to deal with it but it may take you a while to find yours. There are some natural ways of dealing with it by using certain supplements such as valerian root, melatonin, etc. Those are often inadequate to induce restorative sleep. A number of medications exists but this needs to be discussed with a doctor who feels comfortable to prescribe those. ...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