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How can I train myself to fall asleep when I want?

How can I train myself to fall asleep when I want?

Routine: You need to keep to a regular schedule. Waking and going to bed at the same time every day will condition your brain to expect sleep at that time. It is also important to keep to that schedule every day, so that you do not break the cycle on weekends. ...Read more

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How can I train myself to fall asleep at a certain time?

How can I train myself to fall asleep at a certain time?

Routine: You need to keep to a regular schedule. Waking and going to bed at the same time every day will condition your brain to expect sleep at that time. It is also important to keep to that schedule every day, so that you do not break the cycle on weekends. ...Read more

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What is the best way to train a baby (1yo) to fall asleep again in his crib when waking up at night?

What is the best way to train a baby (1yo) to fall asleep again in his crib when waking up  at night?

Start of right: Babies do not understand sleep like an adult.They drift into sleep like you would in a boring lecture. If you lay baby down awake but tired &read to him from a distance, he can start the night off alone, like he will be @ 3am. Once he knows how to go down on his own, you can check on him in 5-10 min intervals until he resettles.He may just have some separation anxiety & need to know things are ok. ...Read more

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How do I fall asleep when i want without and sleep type drugs to could you help me get to sleep?

How do I fall asleep when i want without and sleep type drugs to could you help me get to sleep?

Suggestions: I would suggest some sleep hygiene helps. Keep a schedule, if you don't fall asleep within 15 minutes, get up and do a quiet activity until you get sleepy, avoid alcohol before bed, avoid exercise before bed, and see a sleep physician if you continue to have trouble. ...Read more

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What are some ways to fall asleep faster? I am on medicine which helps so much. However, i want to have more control over my sleep?

What are some ways to fall asleep faster? I am on medicine which helps so much. However, i want to have more control over my sleep?

Sleep help: You can try things like going to bed at the same time, getting up if you are not asleep within 15 minutes, avoiding alcohol, getting plenty of exercise at least an hour before bedtime, taking melatonin, and avoiding naps during the day. If you continue to have problems it would be wise to see a sleep specialist for an evaluation and further options. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some ways to fall asleep easier?

Help please? I want to know what are some ways to fall asleep easier?

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. ...Read more

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What should I do if it always takes me a little over a half hour to fall asleep and i want to fall asleep faster?

Try these things: Some initial suggestions: 1) avoid electronics within 2 hours to bedtime (computes, ebooks, television, 2) avoid stimulants including caffeine and tobacco afternoon 3) do not drink alcohol in late evening or near bedtime, 4) if napping, stop and 5) try relaxing techniques earlier in the evening to unwind from your day. ...Read more

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Back in the day I would be able to fall asleep at the time I want what happened?

Back in the day I would be able to fall asleep at the time I want what happened?

Normal: Sleep habits change with time and usually as we get older it is more difficult to fall and stay asleep. Sleep hygiene - making the environment cool, dark, quiet and avoiding stimulants, reading in bed, etc could help. ...Read more