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How do I get a better nights sleep?

How do I get a better nights sleep?

Many tips.: These tips can help you sleep better. Avoid too much caffeine. Turn off all electronics an hour before bedtime.Take a warm bath, try stretching or yoga to relax. Listen to soothing music or read a book. Meditate, practice deep breathing or use visualization to calm your mind. Make sure the room is dark, and the temp is comfortable. Try going to bed and getting up at the same time everyday.

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Trouble sleeping lately and was wondering what would be some good, healthy ways to get a better nights sleep?

Trouble sleeping lately and was wondering what would be some good, healthy ways to get a better nights sleep?

Sleep hygiene tips: 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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I have Parkinson's disease and have a hard time sleeping at night. What can I do to get a better nights sleep?

I have Parkinson's disease and have a hard time sleeping at night. What can I do to get a better nights sleep?

Melatonin: Try a quiet hour before bedtime. Listen to soft music, take a warm bath and ask your doctor about taking melatonin.

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How can I get a better sleep at night, it's hard for me to do so because my daily activities are always pack with swimming, piano and tuition classes?

How can I get a better sleep at night, it's hard for me to do so because my daily activities are always pack with swimming, piano and tuition classes?

Prioritize: If you're getting to bed too late, it's time to prioritize and decide which of your activities is not worth crowding out your sleep. You may need eight hours of sleep.

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How to get quality sleep ?

How to get quality sleep ?

Sleep hygiene.: You need to get back on a schedule for sleep. To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Shoot for 6 to 9 hours of sleep nightly.

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How to get to sleep quicker?

How to get to sleep quicker?

Improve your sleep: #1 Make sure you don't have a sleep disorder. Common ones are sleep apnea, restless legs, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders # 2 Examine your stress, diet and exercise levels # 3 Develop a nighttime ritual to help you relax prior to sleeping. Take a warm shower, sit quietly and focus on your breathing, turn off your phone for this # 4 Talk to a sleep doctor. See my profile for more info.

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What advice to get to sleep?

What advice to get to sleep?

Here are some tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial.

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How to get to sleep at night?

How to get to sleep at night?

Insomnia: Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/insomnia-symptoms-and-causes#1

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List good ways to get to sleep?

List good ways to get to sleep?

Agree w Dr. Altman: Here are more sleep hygiene tips. 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, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress &.

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How can I get to sleep quickly ?

Sleep: Don't eat late, turn off any electronics an hour before sleep and the lights as well. Try not to have alcohol late at night and avoid stimulants like caffeine

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What happens if you get zero sleep?

What happens if you get zero sleep?

Not likely.: We need to sleep to remove toxins that our body accumulates during the day so that we can recharge for the next day. It is not possible to survive without sleep. We can go without food for days but we need water and sleep to survive. It is believed that we need 7 to 8 hours daily to function normally.

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How to get to sleep with this cold?

How to get to sleep with this cold?

Try cold remedies to: Decrease your symptoms. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. Consider an oral decongestant. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Melatonin can be >.

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I can't get to sleep. What can I do?

I can't get to sleep. What can I do?

See a dr: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out.

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How to get fall in sleep in minutes?

How to get fall in sleep in minutes?

Insomnia: Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/insomnia-symptoms-and-causes#1

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Best ways to get good quality sleep?

Best ways to get good quality sleep?

Sleep: You need a room that is comfortable, with lack of intrusive noises, light, people, animals, etc. The bed needs to be comfortable and the temperature and humidity comfortable for you. The best sleep is natural sleep , ie not made with medications.

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What is a good amount of sleep to get?

What is a good amount of sleep to get?

7.5 hours: It will vary from person to person, but it seems that 7.5 hours is average time most people need to sleep. **.

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How can I get to sleep without pills?

How can I get to sleep without pills?

Sleepless without rx: Looking into the root cause of why you are unable to sleep will provide the answer. If you have insomnia the best treatment option is CBT for insomnia. Sleep apnea is another common condition that causes poor sleep. Seeking out medical attention from a sleep specialist can help find out why you were unable to sleep without medications.

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How to get kids to sleep at their dads?

How to get kids to sleep at their dads?

Routine: Follow the same routine at each home with the same consequences for not following rules clearly set out. Usually the problem here is that both parents need to be on the same page.

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How do I get my son to sleep at night ?

How do I get my son to sleep at night ?

How old is he: The answer would vary according to your son's age. In an infant or toddler or older child sleep problems could be caused by different issues (fears, nightmares, separation anxiety). Without knowing his age, setting a consistent bedtime routine is a place to start. Have low key, calming activities after dinner, reading, listening to music, as part of the routine. Set time 2 go 2 bed and stick 2 it.