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Doctor insights on: How To Fall Asleep Fast When Not Tired

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How to fall asleep when you aren't tired?

How to fall asleep when you aren't tired?

You don't...: Don't force yourself to sleep at a time when you aren't tired, you will only make things worse, by driving down your sleep efficiency (tst/tib). Stay up until you are tired, then go to bed... Wake up a the same time 7 days/week. Don't take naps. Naps will completely mess up your schedule.. Follow this, and you will start to fall in to a routine and schedule. ...Read more

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I fall asleep easily but struggle to stay asleep, why is that?

I fall asleep easily but struggle to stay asleep, why is that?

Maintenance insomnia: Sleep maintenance insomnia (the inability to stay asleep) is the most common form of sleep disturbance. There are a long list of potential causes. If your sleep disturbance is associated with difficulty functioning during the day (feeling sleepy or tired), you should explore potential causes. If you feel like alertness and energy are normal, constraining the time you spend in bed may help ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to fall asleep, even when im physically exhausted?

Why is it so hard to fall asleep, even when im physically exhausted?

Insomnia: Sleep onset insomnia is a common issue in many people. It has many causes and needs to be evaluated. Over time it can have health implications. Sleep onset insomnia can portend severe underlying medical issues, after a complete sleep history and physical by a specialist, you may be prescribed meds, cognitive based therapy or may in fact need a sleep study depending on what is found. ...Read more

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What to do if i lie down at 11 feeling tired but can't fall asleep?

What to do if i lie down at 11 feeling tired but can't fall asleep?

Use really 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 can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

How can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

Consider PT: This could be benigh positional vertigo. There are exercises or maneuvers to reposition the otoliths. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake while driving, if I always fall asleep?

How can I stay awake while driving, if I always fall asleep?

Excess Sleepiness: If you are always falling asleep, then you have excessive sleepiness, you give no other information, but i would suggest the following: stop driving until this is evaluated, see a sleep specialist, and above all follow his recommendations. ...Read more

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My body is feeling so tired but why can't I fall asleep quickly?

My body is feeling so tired but why can't I fall asleep quickly?

Routine: You need to keep to a regular schedule. Waking and going to bed at the same time every day will condition your brain to expect sleep at that time. It is also important to keep to that schedule every day, so that you do not break the cycle on weekends. ...Read more

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I am falling asleep fast i don't need even 5 minutes to fall asleep is this bad?

I am falling asleep fast i don't need even 5 minutes to fall asleep is this bad?

Not if feel rested: It's usually a good sign, when you fall asleep at night quickly. It means your body is used to getting a good nights rest, at a certain time. Of course, if you don't feel refreshed in the mornings, or you fall asleep easily sitting quietly during the day, you may need better sleep hygiene or a sleep study, to look for sleep apnea or other sleep conditions. Discuss with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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How might one fall asleep fast and stay asleep?

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 to get tired to fall asleep?

How to get tired to fall asleep?

Sleep hygiene: Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep faster?

How can I fall asleep faster?

Try use of 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 often should you twitch when falling asleep?

Common: Minimal, small twitching is common in the early phases as one is falling asleep. ...Read more

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How can I fall asleep easily without medications and waking up tired?

How can I fall asleep easily without medications and waking up tired?

Less screens : Cut out computer and tv before bed. Also no large meals. Try hot bath. Exercise early in the day. See your doctor if you have problems including daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

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Ways to help fall asleep and stay asleep even after being super tired?

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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I don't have trouble falling asleep when i go to bed, but after i wake up too early i do. What are effective ways for me to fall back asleep?

Warm milk, dull book: Going back to sleep suggestions are the same as for falling asleep. Warm milk, dull book, etc. Insure that sleeping environment is quiet, comfortable temperature. If none of these "sleep hygiene" changes help, consider depression as a possible cause (early morning awakening is a common finding). ...Read more