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How can I sleep well in a dorm?

How can I sleep well in a dorm?

How to good sleep: 1 stick to the schedule, it helps bodys normal rhythem 2exercice it helps to sleep bette 3 take a hot shower 4avoid eating before going to bed 5avoid caffeine alcohol before bedtime 6sleep only at night, no naps during day 7 silence, no noise or music on 8keep room temp comfortable. ...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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How can I create a safe sleep environment for my child?

How can I create a safe sleep environment for my child?

No stuff in the crib: This is presumably referring to a baby. There is no question that if the issue is safety, the most important thing is to decrease the chances of injuries and sids. So this means for infants, no blankets or pillows or bumpers or wedges; for toddlers still in a crib, no bumpers or other objects than might enable strangulation or a toehold for climbing out (or even better, move out of the crib!). ...Read more

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How can I get enough sleep with a newborn?

How can I get enough sleep with a newborn?

Sleep like your baby: Once your joyous bundle arrives, sleep suddenly becomes a hot commodity. Only getting 2-3 hours of shut eye at a time can be quite a shock to your system. Just remember this: it won't last forever and you will get more sleep with each passing month. Take these midnight nursing and feeding sessions for what they are, intimate bonding time for you and your baby. Also? Sleep when the baby sleeps. ...Read more

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How can I stay safe in my home as a disabled person?

How can I stay safe in my home as a disabled person?

Accomodation: Depending on the type and extent of your disability, there are a number of things that can be done to modify your home to allow you to continue to live there. There are also companies that can provide home-health services to help care for you. Your doctor should be able to point you in the right direction if this is what you want. ...Read more

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How can I get sleep when acting as a caregiver?

How can I get sleep when acting as a caregiver?

Respite: That is very difficult to answer without knowing your exact circumstances or those of the person you're caring for. If you are on the verge of burnout, however, bringing someone into the home to provide respite services while you sleep would be advisable. ...Read more

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How can I get into a better sleep pattern?

How can I get into  a  better sleep pattern?

Get light in morning: Sleep pattern is determined by regular, sufficiently bright light exposure early in the morning. Make sure you go outdoors early in the morning everyday to synchronize your circadian clock. Avoiding bright light (e.g. Tv, computer), caffeine, or other brain stimulants after 5pm will also help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sleep disorders in a short time?

How can I get rid of sleep disorders in a short time?

Depends: It depends on the type of sleep disorder. I would suggest seeing a physician who has experience and training with sleep disorders to determine what kind of sleep disorder you have and then consider the treatment options available. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do I get into a good sleeping pattern?

How do I get into a good sleeping pattern?

Sleep: Sleep is driven by circadian and homeostatic drives. Identify your daily pattern by maintaining a sleep diary for 2 weeks or so, read about sleep hygiene, you can google sleep diary and sleep hygiene etc sometimes melatonin and light therapy are used if you have delayed sleep phase or advanced sleep phase syndrome. ...Read more

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Can a person be nocturnal? I have never been able to sleep very good at night and i find it easier to sleep during the day.

Can a person be nocturnal? I have never been able to sleep very good at night and i find it easier to sleep during the day.

Some say it's true: Others say it's a cultural alteration on the basic species type - a day person. - one that might be more common in humans with higher iqs. Here's an article: http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201005/why-night-owls-are-more-intelligent-morning-larks best! ...Read more

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How to sleep with a bad back and hotel bed?

How to sleep with a bad back and hotel bed?

Position: If you lay on your back keep you knees bent a put a decent roll under bent knees at all times. If you sleep on your side still keep your knees bent but please a pillow between your knees. ...Read more

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I have to be up at 5:30 for school tomorrow and i can't sleep. How can I fall asleep quickly to avoid a headache?

I have to be up at 5:30 for school tomorrow and i can't sleep. How can I fall asleep quickly to avoid a headache?

Get to sleep: You need to get on a consistent schedule. Get yoiur homework done in the afternoon or early evening. To get up at 5:30, yoiu would need to get to sleep by 9:-9:30. Avoid caffeine, especially in the evening. Try a high carbohydrate dinner. You can try melatonin, 3 to 10 mg about 30 to 60 minutes before going to bed. ...Read more

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What can I do to stay happy in a stressful environment?

What can I do to stay happy in a stressful environment?

Positive: Focus on positives. Manage stress through prioritizing, exercise, sleeping at least 8 hours at night, good nutrition and spending quality time with friends. Other ways to deal with stress: deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, tai chi, yoga, massage, acupuncture etc. ...Read more

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How can I avoid mono when in a relationship?

How can I avoid mono when in a relationship?

Mononucleosis: Avoid sharing utensils or kissing if someone has mononucleosis. ...Read more

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How can I keep my room I sleep in well ventilated?

Good question: The quality of the air we breathe during sleep is rarely examined. Consider active room filters and leaving the fan on your air conditioner if you have one. Depending on your outside environment a cracked window or fan will continually move the air around you. ...Read more

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How can I get through school with absolutely zero sleep?

How can I get through school with absolutely zero sleep?

Sleep deprivation.: Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety and depression are all consequences of inadequate sleep. As well, you could have cognitive issues with attention and academic abilities. ...Read more

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How to have a good night sleep?

How to have a good night sleep?

How to good sleep: 1 stick to the schedule, it helps bodys normal rhythem 2exercice it helps to sleep bette 3 take a hot shower 4avoid eating before going to bed 5avoid caffeine alcohol before bedtime 6sleep only at night, no naps during day 7 silence, no noise or music on 8keep room temp comfortable. ...Read more

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How many nights of good sleep can it take to get healthy skin etc back?

How many nights of good sleep can it take to get healthy skin etc back?

Hard to say: When we talk about sleep effecting metabolic and cardiovascular health, typically it is on the order of 3-6 months. Skin is the window to the rest of our organ system function so i would say at least that long. ...Read more

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On top of a sleeping aid, how can I get to sleep tonigh after eating chocolate?

Avoid chocolate: The best answer to that question is to simply avoid chocolate within 3-4 hours of going to sleep. Chocolate contains compuonds similar to caffeine, plus it has sugar in it, both of which can cause you to stay awake at night. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to go to sleep in a crib?

How can I get my baby to go to sleep in a crib?

Calm bedtime routine: From birth to about 15-18 months, a baby can be taught to sleep in a crib. After 15-18 months, some babies can climb out of a crib. From the beginning, parents should keep a consistent, unexciting bedtime routine, so their baby gets sleepy instead of stimulated. After putting the baby down to sleep, parents should stay where the baby cannot see them, if their baby is a hard-to-fall-asleep baby. ...Read more

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