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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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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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I can't sleep during the night and it's for days now,I can't get my sleep schedule back normal, though I've been trying for almost a year.Help please!

I can't sleep during the night and it's for days now,I can't get my sleep schedule back normal, though I've been trying for almost a year.Help please!

Suggestions: Here are some suggestions. See your doctor if they are not working. Avoid caffeine 6 hours before bedtime. Avoid all electronics, including TV and phone 3 hours before bedtime. Do not exercise just before bedtime. Make sure room is warm and dark for sleeping. Exercise for 30 minutes each day. Take a multivitamin in the morning. Avoid sugary foods and drinks. Eat last meal of day 3 hrs. before bed. ...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 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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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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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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How to get my 3 year old back on a good sleep schedule?

How to get my 3 year old back on a good sleep schedule?

Don't let them nap: during the day, put them to bed at the same time every night, develop a sleep routine (i.e., quiet time before bed time, bath, soothing music & a story before bed), make sure they get exercise every day (but not just before bedtime!) Good luck. ...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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Can you suggest how to get back to a more normal sleep schedule?

Can you suggest how to get back to a more normal sleep schedule?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this to see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. Refer to my previous answers regarding 'sleep hygiene'. ...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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Sleep issues. Anxiety. What can I do to get back on a proper sleep schedule. Asleep at 5am and up at 11am. Pains and tension and stress b/c of this.

Sleep issues. Anxiety. What can I do to get back on a proper sleep schedule. Asleep at 5am and up at 11am. Pains and tension and stress b/c of this.

CBT and melatonin : The best thing would be to see a sleep psychologist. Call your local sleep lab and they can refer you. You should explore what behaviors got you there in the first place. Being on the internet late at night is most common. It resets your biological clock to make you think it is still light out and therefore not time to sleep. What have just called a circadian rhythm sleep disorder delayed phase type in case you want to look it up on the internet sometime before 8 pm. I then recommend to my patients that they take melatonin two hours before their desired time. The dose is 3 to 6 mg at bedtime. I also recommend that they set the alarm clock to get up one half hour earlier every day through this process until your clock is reset. ...Read more

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I get this heavy body sensation suddenly it's like I'm moving in water and can't even walk across the street? Thyroid,sugar,blood tests fine I'm having exams and my sleep schedule is messedmaybethis?

I get this heavy body sensation suddenly it's like I'm moving in water and can't even walk across the street? Thyroid,sugar,blood tests fine I'm having exams and my sleep schedule is messedmaybethis?

Parasomnia: I've actually forgotten the name of this and couldn't find it , but this is a curious phenomenon seen sometimes with sleep deprivation / poor sleep quality. I recognized this before you mentioned your sleep problem, and I'd urge you to address the latter with your physician's help. Wondering if any of my health-tap teammates remember the name. ...Read more

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Is there a point in trying to get on a normal sleep schedule if I work the night shift inconsistently?

Is there a point in trying to get on a normal sleep schedule if I work the night shift inconsistently?

Yes: You need to determine your desired sleep time considering your predominant work schedule. It can be tricky but there are a few things you can do to minimize the effects of your shifts on your sleep. Work with your employer to minimize night shifts, take short naps before or during your night shift, avoid caffeine or stimulants during your night shift. ...Read more

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My over-sleeping is effecting my work efficiency, what can I do to get back on track?

Consider Help: When a situation is affecting a significant portion of a person's life like work or relationships, it is time to seek professional help. Ask your doctor or consider a sleep specialist. Your body is telling you something is wrong. It is very important for you to listen to it and start correcting the problem. Sometimes it really easy, sometimes it needs a little work. ...Read more

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For the last 5 years I haven't had a healthy sleep schedule. I did however get enough sleep. Could a variation of 3-4 hours cause long term effects?

For the last 5 years I haven't had a healthy sleep schedule. I did however get enough sleep. Could a variation of 3-4 hours cause long term effects?

Enough sleep: there is no specific number of hours that marks enough or not enough sleep. every individual has his own number of hours to mark enough sleep, and if he gets these hours he will feel fresh and ready to go.some people may get only 4-5 hours and this is enough others need at least 8 hours ( I am from this category) ...Read more