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How can I break the habit of staying up very late and sleeping in the daytime?

How can I break the habit of staying up very late and sleeping in the daytime?

Sleep cycle: Try changing your schedule slowly by staying up an hour later each day and waking up also an hour later. You should be back on a normal schedule in 2 weeks. Changing 2 hours at a time will help you do it faster.

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What to do if I have a really bad habit of staying up too late and sleeping all day.?

What to do if I have a really bad habit of staying up too late and sleeping all day.?

Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Avoid activity that could be causing you to have trouble sleeping. Avoid napping during the day. Get up and out of bed if you cannot sleep. Relaxation and imagery techniques may help if racing thoughts. See your doctor if problem persists.

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What do you suggestif I have a very bad habit of staying up too late and sleeping all day.?

What do you suggestif I have a very bad habit of staying up too late and sleeping all day.?

Change it.: Start w good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed &wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress &pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep &sex. Put work materials, computers, &tvs in another room.

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Can there be a way to change the habit of sleeping late at night?

Can there be a way to change the habit of sleeping late at night?

Go to bed earlier.: 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 many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. >>>.

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Every night I had stay late and sleep only 5 hours. Is it a problem? If this a problem how can I change this habit?

Every night I had stay late and sleep only 5 hours. Is it a problem? If this a problem how can I change this habit?

No sleep: If no physical causes, as determined by ruling out medical causes for insomnia through thorough physical exam & laboratory workup, then u may try the sleep hygiene techniques.

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I think I'm become depended on sleeping pills OTC how can I break this habit I can't sleep with out it?

I think I'm become depended on sleeping pills OTC how can I break this habit I can't sleep with out it?

Sleep disorder: Weaning off sleeping aids can be challenging. If these are prescribed benzodiazepines like alprazolam, clonazepam, Lorazepam or Ambien (zolpidem) then you should discuss this carefully with your physician and schedule a slow tapering off. You need to implement a good sleep hygiene routine to help you sleep (no tv set in the room, no cell phones or texting, no laptop ipad or computer, etc.). Best of luck.

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11 month old baby gets up once a night for a bottle. How do I break this habit and get her to sleep through the night?

Gradual reduction: If you begin reducing the volume of the night feed & shift over to water, you will eliminate the "feeding clock" effect that gets baby up for a feed. Within 2 wks you should have a baby that may alert at night but won't be trained to seek a meal & should be able to self settle in the night.

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I'm 19, my height is about 1.69 m. What can I possibly do to grow just a few more cm? Life habits that prohibit height growth? Like sleeping too late?

I'm 19, my height is about 1.69 m. What can I possibly do to grow just a few more cm? Life habits that prohibit height growth? Like sleeping too late?

No growth last year?: If no growth in the last year, then growth has finished. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height.

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I don't sleep early. I sleep very late in the night & for not more than 4-5 hours. I want to change my sleeping habits & have more rest + calmness.

I don't sleep early. I sleep very late in the night & for not more than 4-5 hours. I want to change my sleeping habits & have more rest + calmness.

Sleep hygeine: Make bed room for sleep only take work and TV out of room. Take light out of room while sleeping and keep quiet or white noise as needed. Can try natural herbal teas and/or melatonin prior to sleep time as well. Avoid exercise at least 2 hours prior to sleep time.

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I am used to staying up late and sleeping during the day. Tried to fix my schedule by going to sleep at midnight, but still slept until 2pm. Normal?

I am used to staying up late and sleeping during the day. Tried to fix my schedule by going to sleep at midnight, but still slept until 2pm. Normal?

Slowly adjusting: The biologic clock runs at 25-hour cycle and thus you need to gradually reset your body's time clock by shifting the sleep time one hour each day. I trust the change can be completed in less than 2 weeks with this program. This will likely provide a better transition.

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Nursed 1 month old will not sleep anywhere but me holding/carrying her. I cannot break her habit and she cries and cries. She is getting enough milk?

Nursed 1 month old will not sleep anywhere but me holding/carrying her. I cannot break her habit and she cries and cries. She is getting enough milk?

Common complaint: Do you feel your breast get softer after she nurses? If so, you have enough milk. By one month, if you are exclusively nursing, she should be getting enough milk. But your pediatrician can confirm that by weighing her and compare with the previous weight. She should have wet diapers several times a day. If not, try a bottle, if she quiets down after, then she was hungry. See her doctor.

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How do I break my bad sleep habits? I try to go to bed earlier but can't fall asleep.

How do I break my bad sleep habits? I try to go to bed earlier but can't fall asleep.

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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.

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I am having trouble staying awake and focusing, despite sufficient sleep and healthy habits. Is a Provigil/modafinil prescription advisable?

I am having trouble staying awake and focusing, despite sufficient sleep and healthy habits. Is a Provigil/modafinil prescription advisable?

Down, boy: If your car was hard to start in the morning and kept stalling out on hot days, would you go to Pep Boys and get some Magic Startum or would you take it in to your mechanic to find out what was wrong? The same applies to your body. It's as true in medicine as in auto repair: First diagnosis, then treatment. If you want to cross the finish line, you have to run the race.

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I feel a little tired as a result of late sleeping habits. Today when I was having lunch I felt a 2 second strong head numbness. Is it from tirdness?

Not enough data: An entire history of your sleep habits needs to be obtained. Also a history of alcohol etc. Consumption, diet, work any otc meds. Young single males usually keep poor sleep habits and party. Depending upon how fast you may be driving in the fast lane lab work may be needed to check for anemia or vitamin deficiencies. Also make sure you are drinking enough fluids. Could be nothing but depending?

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Does a chronic lack of sleep (always staying up too late and getting up too early) plus stress have any effect on the menstrual cycle?

Does a chronic lack of sleep (always staying up too late and getting up too early) plus stress have any effect on the menstrual cycle?

Stress has effects: You don't specify how little sleep you are getting, and what sources of stress you have (work? Kids? Relationship?). Adults generally need 7-8 hrs sleep per night to function effectively. Stress affects the endocrine system (hormones) and can trigger menstrual irregularities. Consider getting help to change this pattern. Make appt with psychologist using CBT therapy to help you manage stress.

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Possible reason for missed period, 3 months late? Not really stressed, no extreme diet/exercise, no extreme changes in sleeping habits. 18 yo virgin.

Possible reason for missed period, 3 months late? Not really stressed, no extreme diet/exercise, no extreme changes in sleeping habits. 18 yo virgin.

Amenorrhea: Here are possible causes: anovulatory cycles (hormonal imbalance), polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease, medication/s taken, metabolic disorder, brain mass, high prolactin levels. Please see your doctor as soon as possible.

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