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How do I get back into a good sleep routine after my overseas trip?

How do I get back into a good sleep routine after my overseas trip?

Get on schedule: The best thing to do is get back to your normal schedule and get to bed at your regular time. Avoid caffeine for a few hours before bedtime and avoid naps. It may take a few days of doing this before you are back on track. ...Read more

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How to get back to my normal sleep schedule after an overseas vacation?

How to get back to my normal sleep schedule after an overseas vacation?

Melatonin & sunlight: Treat your jet lag with sunlight and melatonin. Get out into the natual light, particularly in the monrning and evening. Resist the urge to nap, and take melatonin at the appropriate bedtime. All these things will help your internal clock re-align with the local time. ...Read more

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How can I get back into shape? How do I work exercise into a bust schedule? I haven't exercised regularly for weeks.

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How can I get back into shape? How do I work exercise into a bust schedule? I haven't exercised regularly for weeks.

Be creative: The typical gym exercise can be restrictive to the busy person. Try parking far away from places. Try to use the staircase instead of the elevator. Think of creative ways to expend energy and use the calories you ate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. ...Read more

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How do I get my sleeping schedule back to normal after vacation?

How do I get my sleeping schedule back to normal after vacation?

Melatonin & sunlight: Treat your jet lag with sunlight and melatonin. Get out into the natual light, particularly in the monrning and evening. Resist the urge to nap, and take melatonin at the appropriate bedtime. All these things will help your internal clock re-align with the local time. ...Read more

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How can I make my cycle go away before a special weekend?

How can I  make my cycle go away before a special weekend?

Birth control pill: The best way to reliably skip a period is to be on a birth control pill. If you see that the special weekend falls on the 4th week of the pill pack (when you are scheduled to bleed), simply open the next pack of pills and substitute these active pills for the entire week of "fake" or placebo pills. This will prevent the period from occurring. If not on already on the pill, unpredictable effects. ...Read more

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How do I get my baby on a sleep routine?

How do I get my baby on a sleep routine?

Baby schedule: There is no need to start a rigid schedule right after the baby is born. A new born has the day/night confused, is getting used to environment outside the womb. Over the next 3-4 months the baby will have his/her own schedule - going from multiple naps to one nap in the afternoon and sleeping more through the night. Mother need to get her schedule fixed around baby's schedule. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after getting a belly button piercing to swim in the ocean? I want to get it done on my 18th birthday this weekend and it's mid summer. I live in a beach town, so I wouldn't be going in a lot of pools or jacuzzis.

How long do I need to wait after getting a belly button piercing to swim in the ocean? I want to get it done on my 18th birthday this weekend and it's mid summer. I live in a beach town, so I wouldn't be going in a lot of pools or jacuzzis.

Ask the 1 piercing u: Be sure to go to a licensed and highly qualified expert on piercing, and ask them how long to wait before swimming in the ocean. Everyone heals differently, so they may provide you a range. Better to wait until fall or miss a dip in the ocean rather than suffering with an infection. ...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 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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Just wondering if I can go back to work at my desk job after a week out for vag hyst?

Just wondering if I can go back to work at my desk job after a week out for vag hyst?

Awfully soon: I would advise a little more rest but this is best discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get back on a regular sleeping schedule after oversleeping?

How can I get back on a regular sleeping schedule after oversleeping?

Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Avoid activity that could be causing you to have trouble sleeping. Avoid napping during the day. Get up and out of bed if you cannot sleep. Relaxation and imagery techniques may help if racing thoughts. See your doctor if problem persists. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby on a good nap schedule?

How can I get my baby on a good nap schedule?

Train from the start: Newborns are wired to feed by instinct and drift off when tired (without knowing they are sleeping). Many have success setting a pattern the first days: a two hour nap; wake to feed; body care; followed by play until signs of fatigue begin and baby is placed in their comfort place to sleep.At night they wake on their own to feed but limiting day naps prevents day/night reversal. ...Read more

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How can I get back on a regular sleep schedule?

How can I get back on a regular sleep schedule?

wake up same time: Wake up same time every day. Don't watch the clock in night and have alarm. Avoid napping in between. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get toned if I am already in shape and dance 17 hours a week? How often should I work out?

How long will it take me to get toned if I am already in shape and dance 17 hours a week? How often should I  work out?

Sounds toned already: If one is exercising by dancing "17 hours a week" and is "already in shape", that sounds pretty toned already. If there are specific parts of the body that need better developed muscles, then one can just exercise those muscle groups some more (3-4 times a week more, on the desired muscles). ...Read more

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What do you suggest I do to get back on a normal sleep schedule before school starts?

What do you suggest I do to get back on a normal sleep schedule before school starts?

Start now: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool;. ...Read more

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I can't sleep until 12am every night and didn't wake up till 8am how can I make my sleep routine into a good mode?

I can't sleep until 12am every night and didn't wake up till 8am how can I make my sleep routine into a good mode?

Quiet hour: Devote a quiet hour before bedtime. Shut off all electronic devices an hour before bedtime, including the tv. Listen to soft music, take a warm bath or take a walk. Try to get to bed at the same time every night and wake up every morning at the same time. ...Read more

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I left my albuterol in my car for a day during summer. Will the medicine still work? Or do I need to get a new one

I left my albuterol in my car for a day during summer. Will the medicine still work? Or do I need to get a new one

Likely ok: It will likely be fine. However there is no harm in getting a new one just in case. Instead of throwing out the old one, find out if it works and use the new one as a backup. ...Read more