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How do I get my sleep schedule back on track after exams?

How do I get my sleep schedule back on track after exams?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How do I get my sleeping schedule back on track?

How do I get my sleeping schedule back on track?

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 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. ...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 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 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 how to get my sleeping schedule back on track?

How can I how to get my sleeping schedule back on track?

Use 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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Up until around 1:00pm. Any tips on how to get my sleep schedule back on track again?

Up until around 1:00pm. Any tips on how to get my sleep schedule back on track again?

Go to sleep early: Try to go to bed early, turn off all lights , tv, computer, ipod, ipad ect... From your bed room, at first it will be difficult, but if you continue in this pattern, you body will adjust to it. ...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 do I get my sleeping patterns back on schedule after getting away from the night shift?

How do I get my sleeping patterns back on schedule after getting away from the night shift?

Depends: You can stay awake later and later to get your sleep cycle back on track, or if easier stay up one might all might.Elatoninay help readjust you cycle as may the prescription drug roxerem(off label use but it works) or tak other prescription sleep aids short term. Try to stay awake during the day and keep to a regular nightly sleep time. Don't use alcohol it will make it worse. ...Read more

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What do you suggest I do to get back on my school sleep schedule?

What do you suggest I do to get back on my school sleep schedule?

Just start: As you begin your new schedule your body will adapt as long as you keep your schedule constant. ...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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How can I get my sleeping habits back on track?

How can I get my sleeping habits back on track?

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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What can I do to get my baby on a more regular sleep schedule?

What can I do to  get my baby on a more regular sleep schedule?

Set a pattern: I find it helpful to push baby into "circuit training". As baby wakens/feed first; then change diaper & bathe as needed; play with baby until tired:then back to crib for 2 hrs before starting over. At night mn+ baby gets you up for feed(hope 4-5 hr sleep) but days push a feed after 2hrs rest. Your goal is to never let baby deep sleep during the day (3+hr) and to harness all sleep energy for feeds. ...Read more

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I work long hours and when I come home, I hate to get up and exercise. I just want to sit on my couch and watch tv! what can I do?

I work long hours and when I come home, I hate to get up and exercise. I just want to sit on my couch and watch tv! what can I do?

Workout before job: Studies have shown that peole who are exercising in the morning tend to stay with their routine exercise more than those who exercise later in the day. Start rising 30 minutes earlier and do few minutes stretching and 20 minutes of workout dvd, or xbox or wii workout game. When you get home from work your daily exercise is done unless you feel like finishing the dvd. ...Read more

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How do I get my sleeping schuedule back to normal after daylight savings time changes?

How do I get my sleeping schuedule back to normal after daylight savings time changes?

Don't worry: Your body will adjust naturally to the change. It sometimes may take a week or so but generally not longer than that. If you are still having sleep problems, see your doctor. There are a lot of ways to help your sleep without having to take medications. ...Read more

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What can I take to get my bowls back on track.?

What can I take to get my bowls back on track.?

Fiber: Usually, fiber supplements such as metamucil are very effective in regulating one's bowels. You could also try a probiotic such as align or florastor. Make sure you drink enough water through the day, and avoid constipating foods such as cheese or dairy. Lastly, regular daily exercise is one of the best behaviors in staying "regular". Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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How can I get my baby on a healthy sleep schedule?

How can I get my baby on a healthy sleep schedule?

Sleep Hygeine: To get a child on a good sleep schedule, we have to look at both bedtime and wake-up time. Toddlers, children and even teens need a bedtime routine that includes having all electronics out of the bedroom. Reading before sleep is the best way to unwind. They also need to get up at the same time every morning, 7 days a week. Even if they had a difficult, fussy night. ...Read more

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