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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. ...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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What can I do to get a better night's sleep?

What can I do to get a better night's sleep?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv in room. 5. Finish eating at >. ...Read more

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How i get better sleep?

How i get better sleep?

Sleep Hygiene: Please start with reading Sleep Hygiene Google Sleep Hygiene ...Read more

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What can I do to get a decent night sleep?

What can I do to get a decent night sleep?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at >. ...Read more

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How can I get better sleep?

How can I get better sleep?

Several ways: Avoid napping during the day. Cut back on stimulants such as caffiene. Don't smoke. Limit alcohol to 1 oz per day. Get regular exercise and don't exercise late at night. Eat a balanced diet and don't eat or drink after 6 P.M. Have an excellent bed/mattress and pillow. Make the room dark and quiet. Use masking noises if needed. Use stress reduction and imagery. Check your medications. ...Read more

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How can i get better sleep?

How can i get better sleep?

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 ...Read more

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How can I get better sleep?

How can I get better sleep?

Agree w Dr. Rutledge: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used 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. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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I need help getting to sleep at night so I can get a good nights rest. What should I do?

I need help getting to sleep at night so I can get a good nights rest. What should I do?

See your doctor: There could be multiple reasons for your difficulty getting to sleep -- so you need a good evaluation and diagnosis first. Seeing your our primary care physician would be your best initial step. S/he may also want you to see additional specialists, and/or have additional testing like sleep studies, etc. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What should I do to get better sleep at night?

What should I do to get better sleep at night?

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. ...Read more

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How can I have a good nights sleep?

How can I have a good nights sleep?

Good sleep hygiene.: 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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I need a good night sleep but i can't do it. Help please?

I need a good night sleep but i can't do it. Help please?

Try good sleep : Hygiene. 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv in room. 5. Finish eating at. ...Read more

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Using fitbit. Im a mess so need to know how to get a good nights sleep?

Using fitbit. Im a mess so need to know how to get a good nights sleep?

Fitbit: This is used to measure the quality of sleep. Not sure why u r using it if it is interfering with your sleep. Recommend trying sleep hygiene techniques & talking to your doctor about the need to continue using the devise, . ...Read more

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How can I sleep better tonight?

How can I sleep better tonight?

Sleep hygiene: Most people sabotage their sleep with their routine. No tv in the bedroom, make sure the room is quiet and dark, and do a slightly longer, quiet, and low light bed time routine. Limit caffeine during the day, and none in the mid to late afternoon. If you snore a lot, or are a real restless sleeper, you may need to consult with your doctor regarding obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How do I get back to sleep after having a nightmare?

How do I get back to sleep after having a nightmare?

Nightmares: Research has long shown that it is not the content or frequency of particular dreams that is the trouble, it is how we react to dreams. My No More Nightmares class, teaches the skill of Planned Dream Intervention. People who learn this skill stop being woken up by dreams . you can contact me for more information on the class ...Read more

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How could i make myself sleep better at night?

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 do I get more sleep?

Use good 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 on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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How do i get more sleep?

How do i get more sleep?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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How do i get more sleep?

How do i get more sleep?

Sleep hygiene: You can increase your sleep by practicing good sleep hygiene. Limit caffeine and don't drink coffee in the early evening. Keep television out of bedroom. Limit use of computer, smartphone, tablet in early evening. Try to stop all of above at least an hour before bedtime. ...Read more