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Practice good sleep hygiene. Sleep on a schedule, but wake up after 2-3 hours sleep. Any suggestions?

Practice good sleep hygiene.  Sleep on a schedule, but wake up after 2-3 hours sleep.  Any suggestions?

Insomnia: Some quick tips. Look up healthy sleep habits online. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like drugs and alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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How can you have good sleep hygiene with fibromyalgia when your pain levels are always so high?

How can you have good sleep hygiene with fibromyalgia when your pain levels are always so high?

Treat the cause: It looks like you are on meds that may help symptoms but do nothing to address the cause of fibromyalgia. See http://www.Endfatigue.Com/ and dr. Teitelbaum's books. A supplement called fibronol is proven to significantly help sleep in patients with fibromyalgia. See http://www.Fibronol.Com/clinical_test.Html magnesium taurate or glycinate and glycine are among other supplements that help sleep. ...Read more

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What are all of the causes of insomnia (both mental & physical)? Also, how can one treat insomnia if good sleep hygiene has failed to help?

What are all of the causes of insomnia (both mental & physical)? Also, how can one treat insomnia if good sleep hygiene has failed to help?

Many things: Could cause insomnia Speak to a physician to rule out medical issues if they do not find medical cause, it may be connected to stress. You may want to consider working with a psychologist to reduce stress. Also learning self hypnosis is a highly successful way to cure stress related insomnia. ...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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An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?

An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?

Melatonin: alerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep ...Read more

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Nightmares for 18mths, being treated with ssri but no help for nightmares any ideas? Good sleep hygiene already.

Nightmares for 18mths, being treated with ssri but no help for nightmares any ideas? Good sleep hygiene already.

See below: Keep a diary by your bedside and when have a chance record your dreams, or if you can't remember your dreams the feelings that you woke up with. There're most likely will be patterns. Keep a diary of things that happen to you during the day. Your dreams might correlate with the events in your life. Address it with a professional to tackle your nightmares along with medications for best results. ...Read more

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I have tried to follow good sleep hygiene and i still can't sleep.i also take sleeping pills and they don't work.Should i see sleep specialist?

I have tried to follow good sleep hygiene and i still can't sleep.i also take sleeping pills and they don't work.Should i see sleep specialist?

When people say they: can't sleep, they usu mean they can't sleep at night or they're not sleeping as much as they like or think they should. My guess is u do sleep at some time during a 24-hour cycle. If not, ur writing well for someone so sleep-deprived. Ur on a lot of sedative meds-this can have a boomerang effect-you fall asleep for 1,5-3 hrs then ur brain wakes up. C ur doc about reducing the # of meds ur on. ...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