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How Do I Get My Baby To Sleep All 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. ...Read more
Rule out problems: Make sure there are no problems causing lack of sleep as in hunger, bloating from bacterial imbalance. If these things are clear. Try a drop of pharmaceutical grade essential oil of lavendar available at many health food stores. Place a drop at base of the neck for best results. Several drops in a tbsp of olive oil and massaged into feet, back or chest provides excellent bonding experience. ...Read more
Routine: Most of us have a routine that prepares us for sleep. You can do the same for your baby, by clearly letting him/her know that bedtime is near. Try to always perform the same routine before bedtime, e.g. Bath, rocking, singing, etc so your little one always is ready for bed. Eventually your baby will get the message. Even if they cry, gently reassure and leave the room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes, when I want to sleep, I can't sleep. It is like my brain/eyes dont want me to sleep at all. Do I have insomnia?
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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
Try gentle routine: Keep bedroom dark & cool . Can give a warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
I can't sleep well at night and I really don't know why. I want to have a better sleep every night. What should I do?
Consultation: Consult with someone trained in sleep medicine. There are many things that interfere with getting to sleep and maintaining good quality sleep. There are many do's and dont's to be aware of. Google 'sleep hygiene'' for some ideas and see a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid night activity: Babies more than 3 months old can usually be trained to sleep through the night. The younger babies might go 6 hours before feeding, but the older babies should be fine until breakfast time the next morning. Do the same relaxing bedtime routine each evening. Put the baby in the crib, say "goodnight", and walk away. He might wake up off and on and cry but will soon learn to fall asleep by himself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wen i go to bed for sleep i get rough cough during night especially! what can I do to stop my husband get disturbed?
Look at your sheets: Often times the condition of your sheets and blankets will give you a hint. There are now devices available to the public that can monitor your movements at night - some interface with smartphones/etc. And can give you a report of how restless you were. For severe problems, you may want to consider a sleep study by a physician specializing in sleep medicine to more thoroughly assess this. ...Read more
Why do I forget things during day and while sleeping i get everything in my mind and don't let me sleep? How do I cure this problem?
Sleep study?: It is hard to say since you are young, 27 years old, and have these problems and doubts. I would see a dr. Who can gather info through a thorough history and exam. ...Read more
I can't sleep at night. I go to high school and I am really tired all day. Can you tell me good methods to fall asleep?
Sleep hygiene: First practice sleep hygiene (type term in browser for details). Take melatonin two hours before desired sleep time. Purchase and faithfully wear blue-blocker sunglasses to block stimulation of the ganglion cells of the retina which, in bright light (such as in front of a computer like I am now) send a message to the brain that it is not time to sleep. No caffeine and no alcohol. ...Read more
More than melatonin: It maybe more than just the melatonin. Sleep hygiene is key. That involves no bright lights, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, large meals, and use of electronics (tv, computer, smart phone, etc) prior to bed, as well as same sleep and wake up time all week long. Other underlying disorders should be looked at as well. It is best to consult a sleep medicine specialist who can help you sleep better. ...Read more
See remark: You're relatively young to have an enlarged prostate causing you to get up frequently to void. Frequent voiding is generally due to incomplete emptying,or irritable bladder +/- infection.I don't know your history,please elaborate & I'll respond.Avoid caffeine drinks,excess fluid drinking before sleeping ...Read more
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