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Foods To Help You Sleep Better At Night
Yes: May be. To my knowledge, there is no good evidence based on published literature that vegetables may affect sleep. However, in people who have certain conditions, for instance restless legs syndrome related to iron deficiency, vegetables may improve sleep by increasing the iron level and improving restless legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How well you sleep affects how well you feel when you're awake. While sleep requirements vary from person to person, and tend to decrease with age, most people function at their best on 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Getting in sync with your body's natural sleep-wake cycle is key for achieving deep, restorative sleep. Try setting a regular bedtime, and waking up at the same time every day. A nap of 15-30 minutes in mid afternoon is OK, but longer daytime naps can disrupt your nighttime sleep pattern. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants after noon. Fight after-dinner drowsiness by doing something mildly active until you're ready for ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How about good basic: Sleep hygiene. 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, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
Probably AM: If you exercise at night, you're going to release endorphins that may keep you awake. Although everyones different. There are certain people that hit the gym early am to get a good night's sleep and some can do it right prior to sleep. However, i think generally speaking your best bet is am or mid-afternoon. ...Read more
Sleeping better: Agree w dr. Ibrahim. Here are more things. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on >>>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will drinking coffee in the morning make you need to urinate more at night when you are trying to sleep?
Associations: Then your brain only associates your bed with sleep when it sees the bed or you are on the bed. (adults often use the bed for sex as well as sleep). If you associate the bed with tv, chatting on the fun, etc - you brain will be stimulated (you want brain waves to slow down to sleep). ...Read more
I can't sleep at night and is tired during the day. What are some things I can try to get better sleep?
Sleep Hygiene: Fix a bedtime and an awakening time. Avoid napping during the day. Avoid alcohol 4-6 hours before bedtime. Avoid caffeine 4-6 hours before bedtime. Avoid heavy, spicy, or sugary foods 4-6 hours before bedtime. Exercise regularly, but not right before bed. Use comfortable bedding. Find a comfortable temperature setting for sleeping and keep the room well ventilated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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