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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Difficulty Sleeping

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What causes difficulty sleeping?

What causes difficulty sleeping?

Endless: You think it, it can make you have difficulty sleeping. You've heard that the mind is a terrible thing to waste.Well nighttime sleep is definitely affected by what is going on in your mind and your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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Difficulty sleeping. Any suggestions to help me drift off?

Difficulty sleeping. Any suggestions to help me drift off?

Sleep Hygiene: Before the bedtime, write a summary of your day -- +things that happened to you and a list for tomorrow to bring more structure to your routine. Have a bedtime routine, make sure the room is a little on a cooler side, take a warm shower before bed, try relaxation. If these things don't help, seek someone who works with sleep difficulties and talk to your physician to find a reason for insomnia. ...Read more

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What can be done for difficulty sleeping after working out?

What can be done for difficulty sleeping after working out?

Exercise during day: Many find it difficult to sleep right after an intense (stimulating) work-out. Good for you for working out, but try doing it earlier in the day. Alternatively, try a warm shower, magnesium supplementation, mindfulness meditation, tapping (eft), or deep breathing if your schedule does not allow you to work out at any other time. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having difficulty sleeping at night?

What to do if I'm having difficulty sleeping at night?

Sleep Hygiene: 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. ...Read more

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Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above information, you could be having an acute pulmonary problem needing immediate attention. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty sleeping, not insomnia.?

What to do if I have difficulty sleeping, not insomnia.?

Insomnia is sleep: Difficulty. It can be difficult to go to sleep or stay asleep. See your doc and perhaps a mental health professional to learn techniques to help. Food plan, exercise, lifestyle change, etc all can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having difficulty sleeping, not insomnia.?

What to do if I'm having difficulty sleeping, not insomnia.?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. ...Read more

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Am I an insomniac because occasionally I have difficulty sleeping?

Am I an insomniac because occasionally I have difficulty sleeping?

Not quite: Most people have occasional difficulty sleeping, especially when stressed or worrying about things. An insomniac has a prolonged and abnormal inability to obtain adequate sleep. Even though you may not meet the criteria for an insomniac, there are many effective strategies you can learn to help you fall asleep more easily. ...Read more

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Help for experiencing difficulty sleeping. What to try first; melatonin?

Help for experiencing difficulty sleeping.  What to try first; melatonin?

Sleep hygiene: Primary treatment of insomnia is good sleep hygiene. Get comfortable bed in quiet location without interference or distractions. Go to bed only when tired. Use bed only for sleeping and sex - not reading or watching tv. Exercise regularly - esp. Am. Limit exciting activities, stimulants and eating just before bed time. After ensuring these are done then melatonin is reasonable. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old and still have a lot of difficulty sleeping by myself. Is this normal? How can I get help?

I am 19 years old and still have a lot of difficulty sleeping by myself. Is this normal? How can I get help?

Sleeeping: First, talk to your pediatrician or family doctor and ask for help. Tell them that you have something bothering you and then explain the situation. Try to bring notes so you don't leave out details that may help. Make sure you tell the dr. About any history of trauma or fears. If your dr. Won't help, find a new one. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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