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How can I get good sleep?

How can I get good sleep?

Sleep : Have a quiet hour before bedtime. Turn off all electronic devices including television. Listen to soft music, take a warm bath or read a a light ficton story.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why i don't get good sleep?

Why i don't get good sleep?

Sleep trouble? : Many people have trouble with sleep bc of medical problems, worry, depression, poor sleep habits, substances, etc. Best to consult with your doc.

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Are there good ways to get good sleep?

Are there good ways to get good sleep?

Have a GOOD DAY!: A healthy day should be followed by a good night. How to have a good day: avoid caffeine, especially after lunch on. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise. Do not overeat at dinner. Avoid alcohol at dinner and after. Leave your stresses out of the bedroom. Wind down before bed....No high strung tv show!. No tv watching from bed. No colas. At bed time, dark quiet room. Avoid sleeping pills!

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Any tips on how to get good sleep? Zeo showed problems

Any tips on how to get good sleep? Zeo showed problems

Glutamine/melatonin: Glutamine 2gm pet night or melatonin (not animal based) will help sleep. Trypophan is also one that works.

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Help quick please! i'm 18 and didn't get good sleep last night but I have a sleep study tonight, will it be okay or will it affect my results?

Help quick please! i'm 18 and didn't get good sleep last night but I have a sleep study tonight, will it be okay or will it affect my results?

Relax: I am assuming that since a sleep study was ordered there is some history of sleeping problems so last night's poor sleep shouldn't afffect the outcome of the results. You may sleep better or worse during the study but regardless the experts will be able to tell what is what and the information will be useful in getting you to consistantly healthier sleep.

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Can any doc explain why can I never get good sleep?

Can any doc explain why can I never get good sleep?

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. Peace and good health.

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Hello. Can eating fruits before going to bed be more beneficial for your skin since your going to get good sleep at the same time?

Hello. Can eating fruits before going to bed be more beneficial for your skin since your going to get good sleep at the same time?

Not really: The sugar content in fruit consumed before bedtime may actually interfere with sleep. Better to eat a high protein snack like yogurt or peanut butter before bed. The tryptophan in the protein will enhance sleep. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Im working in a night shift but during the day time i didnt get good sleep because of that i suffering complete body pain and im not able get sleep pl?

Im working in a night shift but during the day time i didnt get good sleep because of that i suffering complete body pain and im not able get sleep pl?

Lack of sleep: makes everything worse. The first thing to consider is sleep hygiene, that is having an environment that is conducive to sleep. Dark room, comfortable temperature, quiet. If you have these contact your doctor who can evaluate and treat this problem.

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I have constant fagitue and headaches. I get good sleep and good meal but i feel like i'm among to pass out. Whats wrong? :(

Need seen: you have to see someone to give you a good work up. Your symptoms can be caused by too many things to list here. If you havent been checked for lupus, or other autoimmune disorder, ebstein barr, lyme, thyroid disease, cortisol deficiency, I would start there.

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I get constipated if i don't get good sleep or enough sleep. I have the bulk but it won't come out if i don't get enough sleep. Why does this happen?

I get constipated if i don't get good sleep or enough sleep. I have the bulk but it won't come out if i don't get enough sleep. Why does this happen?

Gee your case is odd: Sounds as if your case is more complex that the constipation. Ibs is at the top of the list. A stress disorder is #2. You need to get an additional or second opinion. In the meanwhile i would advise wellness, vits minerals and trace elements. Exercise. You maybe lactose intolerance or gluten sensitive. In my practice I use acupuncture and lots of herds and spices and everything nices.

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I miss how well i slept with seroquel, (quetiapine) should I go back on it to get good sleep? Been off it 3 months.

I miss how well i slept with seroquel, (quetiapine) should I go back on it to get good sleep? Been off it 3 months.

Good idea : If you used to sleep well on 25 or 50 mg, i see no harm in going back to that dose, as long as you are aware of the side effects, or as well it can help with you mood stability as well.

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How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

Until you no longer: have a sleep deficit, if that's the problem. Most of us need 7-8 hrs of sleep/night. If ur overscheduled & feeling unrested when u awaken, ur not getting enough. Always a good idea to also check w/ ur provider to make sure u don't have any vitamin/mineral deficiencies ur not aware of. Search "sleep hygiene" on the internet for good sleep habits. Sweet dreams!

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When i don't get good sleep, a vane on my forehead starts to hurt and it makes me in a bad mood. This vane is on the right side of the forehead?

When i don't get good sleep, a vane on my forehead starts to hurt and it makes me in a bad mood. This vane is on the right side of the forehead?

Temporal arteritis?: A vein can get clotted, but usually in the legs. A sore temporal artery might be a symptom of temporal arteritis, which generally affects people in their 60's-70's. Also known as giant cell arteritis, this autoimmune disease can lead to blindness, stroke, and can affect other organs. A blood test (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and a biopsy may be diagnostic, but treatment varies with symptoms.

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I started to get dark circles under my eyes. I never had them before. How do I fix them? I am now congested a lot in the morning, but i get good sleep

I started to get dark circles under my eyes. I never had them before. How do I fix them? I am now congested a lot in the morning, but i get good sleep

Nasal congestion: One study found that the more congested the nose is, the darker the circles under the eyes. You should consider seeing an allergist to found out the cause for the nasal congestion and see if relieving this issue would help.

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I have very bad insomnia and don't get good sleep at all really and I also have anxiety since I'm a drinker, how can I get prescribed Xanax (alprazolam)?

I have very bad insomnia and don't get good sleep at all really and I also have anxiety since I'm a drinker, how can I get prescribed Xanax (alprazolam)?

Pursue other options: Insomnia can be very disabling largely due to daytime sleepiness, irritability, depression, anxiety, difficulty focusing, etc. It is likely making your anxiety worse. Xanax (alprazolam) is VERY addicting and can be lethal mixed with alcohol. Educate yourself about good sleeping habits, pursue relaxation techniques, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, see sleep foundation.org. Consider seeing a sleep specialist.

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I have anxiety and it has been preventing me from getting good sleep. I wake up feeling exhausted. What can I do to get better sleep?

I have anxiety and it has been preventing me from getting good sleep. I wake up feeling exhausted. What can I do to get better sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Having a plan helps. Many people can't sleep but are drowsy all day. Consolidating that sleep is important. Starting with having an active awake time is helpful - wake at the same time each day, and include some form of aerobic exercise each day. More hints are available at: surprise! college campuses:

http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/healthpromotion/sleep/

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I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores i don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.

I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores i don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.

See below: A white noise device can help, if you do not prefer to sleep in different rooms. Also, if your boyfriend gasps/chokes at night periodically, has morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, night time acid reflux, and/or dry mouth, it is recommended he consult a sleep doctor for evaluation of sleep apnea (including a look if he has nasal obstruction or congestion). Hope that helps!

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29 weeks pregnant II get good sleep bt for the past twio days ifve had a headach and instantly fall asleep throughout the day..Eewhy?

29 weeks pregnant II get good sleep bt for the past twio days ifve had a headach and instantly fall asleep throughout the day..Eewhy?

Close followup: Headache during pregnancy can mean a subtile or significant increase in your blood preasure. This can bring along changes in your kidney function and make you at risk of seizures or stroke.Call your OB and see if this is a simple issue or one requiring special monitoring & meds.

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