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How To Get To Sleep With A Migraine
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
Be consistent: Have a stable bedtime preceded by reading, prayers and other soothing rituals (not stimulants like tv, video games or active play). Set expectations that the child will fall asleep in his own bed. Explain that, if he gets out of bed, you'll walk him back in from behind without talking or making eye contact. He'll test you by getting worse before he gets better, but stick to it till he complies. ...Read more
Stresssssssss: Work on learning to relax. Try deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Do you get physical activity every day? Have you considered cognitive behavioral therapy to help deal with anxiety? Other options- acupuncture, qi gong, tai chi, meditation & yoga. Take care. ...Read more
Sleep question: Counseling people for insomnia helps to control the cercadium rythm and allow you to sleep. Medications may be necessary for insomnia if counseling does not help. Melatonin or other meds may be needed. A good way to start is no caffiene after 5:pm and no lights in room while you sleep. Use your bed only for sleeping. During the day get some sun to set your vitamin d levels, see a sleep doc. ...Read more
Sleep Hygiene: Fix a bedtime and an awakening time. Avoid napping during the day. Avoid alcohol 4-6 hours before bedtime. Avoid caffeine 4-6 hours before bedtime. Avoid heavy, spicy, or sugary foods 4-6 hours before bedtime. Exercise regularly, but not right before bed. Use comfortable bedding. Find a comfortable temperature setting for sleeping and keep the room well ventilated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Triptans: For rare migraines, the best thing that has happened in medicine is the discovery of triptans( imitrex, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, etc.) for more than 3-4 headaches per month, you should be on a medication regimen that is designed to prevent the migraines. This is also protective against migraine related strokes and small vessel disease i recommend that you see a neurologist. ...Read more
TTH management: Once a diagnosis of TTH has been made, effective management involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management (Psychological support), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the number?: Criteria for hospital admission isn't based on a fever alone. A fever without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. Normal body temperature is 98.6f or 37 c. A low grade fever is 100.4f while a high grade fever is 101.4f and above. More important than the fever are your teen's symptoms. Regardless, an evaluation by a healthcare professional is warranted. ...Read more
Non specific: There are many reasons for headaches. To treat them initially one might try otc meds. But if you notice any other symptoms of a neurological nature you should report this to your doctor. ...Read more
Sleep Medicine Dr.: In order to properly diagnose a sleep disorder, one should see a sleep medicine doctor. Usually, an overnight "sleep study" needs to be done (usually painless, and involves little wires glued onto one's scalp to measure the brain rhythms, while one sleeps under video monitoring). There are many types of sleep disorders, with various treatments. Children also get sleep disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you & Dad ready?: When you stop rewarding his behavior by allowing him in your bed, you must ignore his protests, which increase in frequency & intensity at first, every night until he stays in his own bed.Tell him you'll read, kiss & leave him to fall asleep in his own bed & stay there till am.When he gets up, put him back to bed. Don't talk or make eye contact. Repeat till he "gets it." see aap.Org for more tips. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene tips: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoid sugar : Adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorderis often caused or worsened by fluctuating blood sugars as a result of sweet drinks. Reactive hypoglycemia leads to inability to concentrate as the brain is temporarily starved for glucose. Then the low sugar levels stimulate the release of adrenaline leading to the hyperactivity. This can also cause insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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