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What are some natural home remedies for sleeping trouble?

What are some natural home remedies for sleeping trouble?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygeine techniques. ...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


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Natural home remedy for sleeping disorders besides valerian?

Natural home remedy for sleeping disorders besides valerian?

Melatonin : 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & tv in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for breathing problems?

What are some home remedies for breathing problems?

Hmmmm: Tobacco cessation, exercise and weight loss. Just being general....It comes down to "what"is causing the breathing problems. Talk to your physician & maybe they will know of some more holistic approaches for what ails your respiratory system. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for sleep apnea?

Are there any home remedies for sleep apnea?

No: The best answer is to loose weight. You can also try the nasal strips or nasal opening devices sold over the counter at pharmacies. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for insomnia?

What are some home remedies for insomnia?

Risk/benefit: It is important to start w/ medical evaluation. Otc, herbal, and nonprescription remedies are not entirely benign and most have warnings abotu drug interactions, and more than short term use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation traingin and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for breathing problems?

Can you suggest some home remedies for breathing problems?

Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works(be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a morning headache?

What are some home remedies for a morning headache?

Need immediate care: Morning headaches need prompt evaluation by a medical provider. This may be a headache due to increased pressure in the brain, bleeding in the brain, stroke, or tumor. Do not rely upon home remedies before being seen by your medical professional. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a morning headache?

What are some home remedies for a morning headache?

Lots of different HA: You should try to characterize the nature of the headaches. Then go talk to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for morning sickness?

Are there any good home remedies for morning sickness?

Morning sickness: Go for a liquid diet. You may find it easier on your stomach to emphasize liquids over solids when morning sickness is at its worst. Get your nutrients from bouillon, juices, and other liquids. (confirm that this approach is okay with your obstetrician first.). ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for delayed sleep phase?

Are there home remedies for delayed sleep phase?

Sleep restriction: Sleep restriction therapy - you figure out how many hours you're actually sleeping, then limit your window of sleep time to that amount. Gradually, as you sleep for that whole time you lengthen it. It is hard because you will be tired for days/week as you implement it. It is hard to explain in detail in such a short field but many therapists and books can help with this. It works well though! ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for chest congestion?

What are effective home remedies for chest congestion?

Try these tips:: Avoid milk as it can increase mucus production in many people. Increase your water intake to help loosen the phlem. Take a hot shower and breathe the steam or boil water on the stove. Many hots teas are soothing such as mullen and honey. Do not give honey to children or infants. Any cough lasting longer than one week should be evaluated by a doctor just in case infection is present. ...Read more

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What are some good anti-snoring home remedies or solutions?

What are some good anti-snoring home remedies or solutions?

Sleep apnea: Weight loss, avoiding sleeping on your back ( sew a pocket onto the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it to prevent sleeping on your back), avoiding alcohol before bed, breath rite strips, decongestants. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for non stop coughing in children at night ?

What are home remedies for non stop coughing in children at night ?

Buckwheat honey: Buckwheat honey has been shown to decrease cough significantly, more than dextromethorphan, which is the active ingredient in all over the counter cough medicines. In my experience, raw honey can be helpful too. Generic supermarket honey (bear jar etc) is worthless. If, however, the problem is asthma, honey won't help. In that case, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

Are there home remedies and a healthy routine for curing nocturnal emmisions(wet dreams)?

No: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read more

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Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?

Sleep: Turn off all electrical devices one hour before sleep. Dark room. Quiet. Melatonin 1 hour before getting tired to beat your pineal glands secretion of melatonin can help. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for heartburn, while pregnant?

What are some home remedies for heartburn, while pregnant?

Fluids: Drink lots of fluids, that can help. Avoid milk, as it promotes more acid. Chewing gum can help. Sitting upright and even sleeping upright propped on pillows can help. Avoid foods that trigger your heartburn, eat small frequent meals. Honestly , the anti-histamines like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid are a godsend in pregnancy and they are very very safe. So is Tums or rolaids. ...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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Any good home remedies for headaches?

Headache remedy: Ice to neck or head, alternating heat to area. Massage to neck and shoulders. ...Read more