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How do I change my sleep habits using melatonin?

How do I change my sleep habits using melatonin?

Nighty night: Take melatonin at least 1 hour before bedtime. Remember good sleep habits (limit caffeine, no exercise late in the day, unplug from electronics at least 1 hour before bedtime, no glowing lights near bed). Sweet dreams! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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I sleep too much. How can I control my sleeping habit?

I sleep too much. How can I control my sleeping habit?

Sleep: You say you sleep too much. How much is too much? Younger people who are in a growth time often do need extra sleep. Parents sometimes do not understand this since they themselves do not need the extra sleep. Your body probably knows just what it needs. Don't worry, you do not have a sleeping 'habit'. It will go away once your body no longer needs it. ...Read more

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I can't sleep at night and sleep a lot in da day. Trying to change my bad routine into a healthy one.Wat can I do to sleep bettr at nite w.O pills?

I can't sleep at night and sleep a lot in da day. Trying to change my bad routine into a healthy one.Wat can I do to sleep bettr at nite w.O pills?

Early to bed - early: To rise. No napping. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. 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. ...Read more

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How can I change my babies sleeping routine?

How can I change my babies sleeping routine?

Work your magic.: If you can handle the crying and your baby can self soothe, at around the 4th month of life, giving them love and getting them to bed at an early consistent hour can work wonders. You can leave them to cry (heartbreaking for many) for increasing amounts of time until they get to sleep. An alternative will be to remain with them cribside, gently supporting them, until they fall asleep. ...Read more

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I wont sleep. It affect my sleep and health. How to control this?

I wont sleep. It affect my sleep and health. How to control this?

Insomnia: Insomnia is very common today. It is related to an unquiet mind from any cause. If sugary stuff is in your diet, get rid of it completely. Try meditating that is achieved by sitting quietly and coounting your blessings, however few they are or how hard your life is. ...Read more

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How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine. ??

How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine. ??

Magnesium,Relaxation: Magnesium deficiency is common & causes insomnia.Supplementing with mag. glycinate or taurate or a warm bath with epsom salts before bed can help.See http://bit.ly/1dpAi09. Relaxation techniques can be helpful- see http://bit.ly/1w73BeJ & http://bit.ly/1jGRrm3.Search "sleep relaxation" on youtube for guided meditations & music. Many sleep better if they turn off wi-fi! See http://bit.ly/1igRs4g ...Read more

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How can I regulate my sleeping habits in 10days (before school)?

How can I regulate my sleeping habits in 10days (before school)?

Sleep Hygiene: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room should be on a slightly cooler side; no tv, no computer. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:) not sure about 10 days deadline as we are all different. Consistency is key. ...Read more

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What are some ways to promote a good nights sleep, i've tried melatonin to no avail, and i don't disturb myself with electronics. I just can't sleep.

What are some ways to promote a good nights sleep, i've tried melatonin to no avail, and i don't disturb myself with electronics. I just can't sleep.

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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I can't sleep good at night I toss and turn I take sleeping pills to sleep when I don't take em I can't sleep is that normal?

I can't sleep good at night  I toss and turn I take sleeping pills to sleep when I don't take em I can't sleep is that normal?

L-Tryptophan 500mg : Several night time over the counter supplement remedies for insomnia include: l-tryptophan 500mg, l-glycine 3000mg, 5-htp 300mg, calcium 500mg/magnesium 250mg, l-theanine 200mg. Also, try meditation and inspirational reading. Keep bedroom dark. No tv, computer or pets. Do not drink water 30 minutes before bedtime. Refrain from watching the news or any highly excitable tv shows near bedtime. ...Read more

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How can I improve my sleep schedule?

How can I improve my sleep schedule?

That depends: You should consult with someone who has experience in treating sleep disorders. Sleep hygiene is an important issue to be addressed, to help you to improve your nightly (or daily) schedule to provide adequate sleep. That involves having the right place for sleep to occur; keeping a consistent schedule; avoidance of caffeine and other stimulating agents, also alcohol. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I change my sleeping pattern?

How can I change my sleeping pattern?

Behavior modifying: One place to start is practicing good sleep hygiene. Keep your sleep pattern consistently structured, avoid napping, use bed only for sleep or intimacy, and avoid lying in bed long periods without sleeping. If falling asleep is troublesome because of trouble turning off your thoughts, relaxation and imagery techniques are often helpful. For more help with these make an appointment with a therapist. ...Read more

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I just started working nights in a busy er. How do I adjust to the sleep issues. I can't sleep at nights even on days off. How do I fix this?

Melatonin-one option: Might consider melatonin plus excellent sleep hygiene. 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 may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room. ...Read more

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How can I change my sleep habits? I am awake during the night and sleep during the day?

How can I change my sleep habits? I am awake during the night and sleep during the day?

Slow changes: You'll need to slowly change the times you are awake and asleep by shifting things by an hour or so a week until you shift back to a normal day-night pattern. Using natural sleep aids like l-theanine and magnesium to help you sleep during night hours will help your body calm down and allow this change. Check local health food store for help with supplements. ...Read more

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What can I do to enhance my sleep while on bed rest?

Bed Rest: The best quality of sleep is consolidated, which means in large chunks if time. Patients on bed rest tend to take short naps. Then they often suffer insomnia at night because they've had enough napping during the day that they really aren't tired. So, avoid daytime naps. Keep your mind occupied and active during the day...Read a book, play a game, work on a puzzle, write letters or journal. ...Read more

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What can sleep depravation cause? I work overnight and take care of my kids during the day. I do not sleep

What can sleep depravation cause? I work overnight and take care of my kids during the day. I do not sleep

Declining performanc: Sleep deprivation eventually takes its tole on performance.Danger behind the wheel of a car, susceptibility to illness, sleep walking are a few issues. Get what you can or trouble will come. ...Read more

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How do I change my sleep habits using melatonin?

Nighty night: Take melatonin at least 1 hour before bedtime. Remember good sleep habits (limit caffeine, no exercise late in the day, unplug from electronics at least 1 hour before bedtime, no glowing lights near bed). Sweet dreams! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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