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How Can I Help My Baby Adjust And Fall Asleep In New Surroundings
Bedtime routine!: Develop a short but very consistent bedtime routine that you can use anywhere. When you use it regularly at home and condition your baby to go to sleep with that routine, you can then use it at a friend's house, on a trip, anywhere. Add in a "lovey" to have an extra bit of familiarity at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consistency: Babies do not make choices, we make choices for them. If they sleep in our bed, it's because we put them there. If they are put down only in the crib, they will accept it, that's reality. Start by putting them down while awake, so they know their bed is the sleep place. If they fuss after a few minutes, come in, comfort them, and put them back in the crib. The crib will become the sleep place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i go to bed, a particular song keeps coming in my mind, and as a result, i cant fall asleep in time. What should i do to 'shut down' my brain ?
Insomnia: can be difficult to treat. You are likely not ready to go to sleep ( my guess is you force yourself to bed early so you can wake up early for work or school ) One way to combat this is to " pull an all nighter" on the weekend. The next day you'll run out of steam and get sleepy early. If the music persists try a white noise generator at night. ...Read more
Put in own bed!: Why should your toddler sleep in his own bed when you teach him that your bed is the only safe place to sleep. He can only learn by being put in the position. (put him in his bed). Don't think he won't cry cause he will. But if you give in you will teach him crying will get what you want. Teach him the comfort. Spend some play time there, read there, listen to music there. Make his bed the best! ...Read more
Can you help me, during fall my asthma gets so bad it gets to amuch school what can I do to help my asthma ease up in the fall time?
Treatment plan: Asthma may get worse in the fall b/c of fall allergens, increased exposure to indoor allergens and viral syndromes. One's physician should be able to prescribe a preventive treatment program to help. If this is not being done then seeing an asthma specialist - an allergist for example, may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At the hospital - am going to get meds to help me sleep, and calm down my PTSD, hopefully this will help me to get back on track with my life so tired?
I am not sure how: the Canadian medical system works in terms of ease of self -admission for psychiatric purposes. In the US certain indications must be met for admission to be approved (usually). I can't speak for the hospital but when I treat PTSD - getting good sleep is a one of the top priorities. ...Read more
What's the best way to relax my body while trying to fall asleep? Without having bad anxieties
Such as heart feels like it wants to drop while sleep
What can I take to help me sleep while breastfeeding. My baby sleeps well but i often wake and struggle to return to sleep because i feel anxious.
Allow them to learn: to self-calm for sleep. if you missed the optimal period for this, 1-4 mos., they may have to "unlearn" bad habits. Have a consistent bedtime & routine including reading, soothing, brushing teeth after the last feed. Put them in their own cribs drowsy, but awake. If you're tempted to go in when they protest, see tips on extinguishing these behaviors in a graded way on HealthyChildren.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I use to help with my night terrors that will not cause my BP to keep dropping while i continue to work in therapy?
See your PCP : Please check with your pcp as this not enough information to advise you. ...Read more
I have started a new office role where my hours are 4pm-midnight. What can I do to stay healthy and adjust my body clock accordingly?
Work Schedule: Eat at the same time every day, go to bed at the same time every day. Establish a healthy routine with consistency which will help you adapt to your new schedule. Regular aerobic exercise, proper nutrition and managing stress adequately will all help. Keep the same routine on weekends and when your not working. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no problem falling asleep but my sleep seems shallow and filled with dreams. I want to fall into a deep sleep and get rest. What to do???
Do I have to take my dentures out at night? I usually like to read quite a while in bed before i fall asleep, and often fall asleep with my dentures in. Is this hard on them? Do i need to take them out before i start reading in case I do fall asleep?
11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?
Sleep hygiene: Try a new routine at bedtime, maybe avoid afternoon naps a bit, make sure she is in a quiet dark room without interruptions or noise before bedtime. Maybe sit down and get her ready for bedtime by reading a story, to get her drowsy on the way to going to sleep. Be creative : perhaps just try to wear her down without too much excitement in the evening so she just wants to nod off ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New home/new friends: Moving is difficult to adjust for some children. Try making it easy by making sure u have phone numbers of old friends u r leaving behind. Throw a block party or invite class mates over for an afternoon play date. Some schools have programs for new students and their families to welcome them to the school community. Make sure u are there for your child but do not be over bearing. ...Read more
Sleep apnea: Get it checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Give it time: Newborns require frequent night time feedings, every 2-3 hours or risk hypoglycemia. Older infants will sleep through the night on their own and not demand feeding in a few months. Attempting to control this schedule ahead of time poses health risks to your baby, and interferes with your lactation establishment. Older infants who wake to nurse are likely nursing for comfort rather than need. ...Read more
Can i give my 4 year old melatonin since its natural? It seems his mind just wont stop to allow him to rest and fall asleep!
I would try good: Sleep hygiene first. How about a relaxing evening routine with a warm bath with lavender scent (or scent of lavender essential oil on his pillow). Keep bedroom dark ; cool. Room should be quiet or have soothing quiet sound. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. Chamomile drops or warm milk can help. ...Read more
How can I get my brain to shut down so i can sleep. I've held conversations with my wife while sleeping. Constantly tired and no energy?
Sleep disorder?: Non restorative sleep is relatively common. The fact that you are not rested suggests a sleep condition of some sort most likely restless leg syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, apnea, chronic initial insomnia, or rem-related problem of some sort. Before thorough sleep study consider evaluating all your meds as for cause and pursue medical evaluation. A number of safe/effective treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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