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How To Get Back To Sleep
Improve your sleep: #1 Make sure you don't have a sleep disorder. Common ones are sleep apnea, restless legs, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders # 2 Examine your stress, diet and exercise levels # 3 Develop a nighttime ritual to help you relax prior to sleeping. Take a warm shower, sit quietly and focus on your breathing, turn off your phone for this # 4 Talk to a sleep doctor. See my profile for more info. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sleep hygiene.: You need to get back on a schedule for sleep. To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Shoot for 6 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more
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
Sleep & back pain: If you cannot sleep due to back pain, you need to have your back pain addressed. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... Please see your pcp or pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Falling asleep: Do something relaxing. Read a book, take a warm bath, listen to music, sit in a comfy chair in a dark room and go to bed when sleepy. Keep the bedroom cool, use a sound machine and eye mask. Avoid bright screen devices. Sleep aids can be used but sparingly. Don't lie in bed waiting to fall asleep. ...Read more
Try cold remedies to: Decrease your symptoms. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. Consider an oral decongestant. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Melatonin can be >. ...Read more
Calm bedtime routine: From birth to about 15-18 months, a baby can be taught to sleep in a crib. After 15-18 months, some babies can climb out of a crib. From the beginning, parents should keep a consistent, unexciting bedtime routine, so their baby gets sleepy instead of stimulated. After putting the baby down to sleep, parents should stay where the baby cannot see them, if their baby is a hard-to-fall-asleep baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to get off ambien (zolpidem). How many nights does it take to get back to my natural sleeping rhythm?
Use sleep hygiene: Getting off Ambien (zolpidem) is a good idea and best facilitated by practicing good sleep hygiene. This includes setting the same sleep and wake time, relaxing before sleep, using your bed only for sleep and sex, no tv or computer before sleep, no caffeine 6 hours before sleep, and getting out bed if you wake in the middle of the night and reading for a little while. Practicing this will help. ...Read more
Sleepless without rx: Looking into the root cause of why you are unable to sleep will provide the answer. If you have insomnia the best treatment option is CBT for insomnia. Sleep apnea is another common condition that causes poor sleep. Seeking out medical attention from a sleep specialist can help find out why you were unable to sleep without medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait until tired. : 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
Consistency: I will preface by saying i'm glad i don't live in your house. First, a calm, consistent bed time routine. Put them to bed while almost asleep but still awake, and allow them to fall asleep on their own. Let them fuss and cry a few minutes, comfort, put down, and leave. After a period of time, they will sleep. Even if it takes a few days. Consistently using the crib as the sleep place works. ...Read more
Your bf feels just: Fine with his teeth the way they are, but apparently you don't and that's why you're asking. I guess you can explain to him what bothers you about his teeth/gums/breath. Either he wants to make you happy or he doesn't. I'm sure in the end you will do what is best for yourself... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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