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Doctor insights on: Eating Bedtime

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What are the dangers of eating close to bedtime?

What are the dangers of eating close to bedtime?

Belly Fire or Fat: Heartburn: if you lay down or "schlump" 2 hours or less before bedtime, you can get acid reflux. The other problem is that your metabolism isn't revved up when you sleep so those bedtime snacks turn into extra pounds around your tummy. Read more

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Why eating late, before bedtime is bad?

Why eating late, before bedtime is bad?

Few reasons: Not only does it induce reflux in those who are prone to it, it is also much easier to gain weight as you are not burning any of it off. Read more

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I have acid reflux and want to start going for an easy 2-mile walk after dinner. When is best to go (how long after eating, how long before bedtime).?

I have acid reflux and want to start going for an easy 2-mile walk after dinner. When is best to go (how long after eating, how long before bedtime).?

It depends...: How long you wait to exercise depends on the size of your meal and what kind of exercise you want to do. If you have your big meal of the day at lunch time, and a small evening meal, then choose to go for an easy 2-mile walk, 30 minutes is likely to be long enough to wait. If your evening meal is your largest of the day, an hour is a better wait. Read more

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Will it be hard for a 20 month old to digest eating oatmeal and applesauce at 8pm (before bedtime)?

Will it be hard for a 20 month old to digest eating oatmeal and applesauce at 8pm (before bedtime)?

Cereal before bedtim: Giving cereal before bedtime ie a bit unusual. Typically the child should be given the heavy meals earlier in the evening and perhaps be given a cup of warm milk, which is rich in phenylalanine before bed-time, provided that you brush his teeth. Phenylalanine, one the milk's ingredients and an Amino Acid makes the children, and adults sleep better. Read more

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Is it ok to run before bedtime?

Is it ok to run before bedtime?

Exercise: Exercise regularly but not in late evening or it may be hard to sleep. Read more

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Why do I get restless at bedtime?

Why do I get restless at bedtime?

Many possibilities: Medical conditions, emotional or stress problems, life-style schedules, pregnancy or menopause, etc. Are possible. Even good things like exercise (too late in the day) can do it. Too large a meal too late can, and on and on. Troubling emotional associations from the past about bedtime too. Maybe a therapist can help you untangle it so you can sleep well. Read more

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Do you need to have a consistent bedtime?

Do you need to have a consistent bedtime?

Most often: For children consistency (routine) is security and maintains a pattern that they can understand. For everyone sleep is probably the most important thing which we don't get enough of so consistent sleep times help. Read more

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Why do statins need to be taken at bedtime?

Why do statins need to be taken at bedtime?

Increased efficacy: The thought is that cholesterol formation in the liver is highest when sleeping, so a shorter acting statin would have the highest blood levels in the blood if taken at bedtime.
Some statins that have a longer time in the blood, so less of an issue.
According to their fda package inserts:
pravachol, crestor, and Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be taken at any time. Zocor is reported to take in evening. Read more

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What are the best snacks to eat at bedtime?

What are the best snacks to eat at bedtime?

Freash fruits: Fresh fruits or vegetables, not in large amounts and proper hydration with clean water. It s the best snack I can think of. Read more

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Are there any benefits of a banana at bedtime?

Are there any benefits of a banana at bedtime?

Small snack before: Bed is fine. Avoid excessive food intake prior to sleep. Bananas are a good source of potassium, b vitamins, vitamin c and magnesium. They also contain tryptophan which is converted to serotonin. Bananas don’t contain any fat or cholesterol. Read more

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How can I get my 15 month old off her bedtime bottle.?

How can I get my 15 month old off her bedtime bottle.?

Water: Make sure the material in the bottle is not going to be either interesting or promote dental caries. Water would at least not be harmful, and when the kid gets bored with it she will toss it. Read more

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Is taking straterra at bedtime recommended for my child?

Is taking straterra at bedtime recommended for my child?

Can give before bed: You can give Strattera (atomoxetine) before bedtime. It does not usually interfere with sleep. Read more

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Melatonin 5 mg would it b okay to take 2 before bedtime?

Melatonin 5 mg would it b okay to take 2 before bedtime?

Melatonin: Typically 30-90 minutes before bedtime is enough. You may have to adjust the timing based on your body's response (e.g., if you get sleepy earlier than desired, you will have to delay taking the medication the next night). Also, when you take it, you will need to keep the lights dim for it to take stronger effect. Keep in mind sometimes lower doses are more effective than higher doses (e.g., 1 mg). Read more

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What are some good bedtime sleep habits to develop in my child?

What are some good bedtime sleep habits to develop in my child?

Consistency and time: Having a consistent routine for sleeping and waking time to allow for about 9 hours of sleep. Bed time habits need to be tailored to the age and taste of the child, brushing teeth, shower, bed time stories, reading by her/himself, warm milk etc. Read more

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Why I keep seeing flashes of light after I turn the lights off at bedtime?

Why I keep seeing flashes of light after I turn the lights off at bedtime?

Retinal detachment: This could be due to detachment of the vitrous (jelly like substance in the eye) but it could also be an early warning of detachment of the retina. You should see your ophthamologist (eye doctor) to make sure. Retinal detachment can be treated and blindness prevented if caught early enough. Read more

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If you forgot to take your insulin at bedtime, should you take it the next morning?

If you forgot to take your insulin at bedtime, should you take it the next morning?

Yes: If your bedtime Insulin is lantus, (insulin glargine) take it as soon as you realize you missed a dose. Then take the next dose on schedule. Otherwise it can take several days to return to equilibrium. Read more

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Is hot cocoa OK to keep me awake until bedtime at my destination? (-6h time zone crossed)? :)

Is hot cocoa OK to keep me awake until bedtime at my destination? (-6h time zone crossed)? :)

Caffeine/hot cocoa: Hot cocoa has about the same amount of caffeine as decaf coffee (which still has small amounts of caffeine after processing). If caffeine makes you jittery, you can take the hot cocoa to help stay alert without side effects. If you drink caffeinated coffee or tea regularly, the hot cocoa won't keep you much more awake. Read more