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My 2 months old baby is sleeping very well during the day but she cannot sleep easily at night and stay awake and crying until 4am. What can I do?

My 2 months old baby is sleeping very well during the day but she cannot sleep easily at night and stay awake and crying until 4am. What can I do?

Sleep hygiene: For a 2 mo old baby, the best sleep hygiene advice is continuity. Make sure the baby goes to sleep after a good feeding, burping and diaper change, sometimes a bath before bedtime helps them get a bit more sleepy. Quiet and cool sleeping area helps. Reading to them before bedtime, even at this age helps calm them down. Avoid feeding in the middle of the night, avoid noise and interruptions. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I cannot sleep?

I cannot sleep?

Sleep Hygiene: The very best medicine for sleep is: no medicine at all. For the vast majority of us, trouble sleeping is related to poor sleep habits. These include: daytime napping, caffeine use, watching tv at night, not getting sufficient exercise, and drug use. The first thing to do: look up "sleep hygiene" on the internet and make lifestyle changes. If that doesn't work, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep vary well?

I cannot sleep vary well?

Insomnia: Many reasons for poor sleep. Anxiety, hyperthyroidism, bipolar disorder, medication side effects, untreated heart failure or sleep apnea, etc. Check out http://www.Sleepfoundation.Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene & http://www.Cdc.Gov/sleep/about_sleep/sleep_hygiene.Htm re sleep hygiene. If that isn't enough, go see your doc for options. But those medications all come w/side effects . . ...Read more

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I cannot sleep. What do I do?

I cannot sleep. What do I do?

Insomnia: 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. ...Read more

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I feel sick and cannot sleep. Please help?

I feel sick and cannot sleep. Please help?

Don't know what you : Mean by sick. Nausea or upset stomach? Drink ginger ale or fresh ginger tea. Headache - consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's. Hydrate well. Turn off tv. No naps. 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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I'm wide awake and cannot sleep, please help?

I'm wide awake and cannot sleep, please help?

Many options: Difficulty sleeping could be due to a number of reasons. It could be due to an emotional health issue, physical health issue, or a combination of both. Start by getting connected to you primary care physician to rule out medical reasons. If you are stressed or struggling emotionally in any way seek out a psychologist to help you manage and cope. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot sleep properly lately?

What to do if i cannot sleep properly lately?

Sleep hygiene : No TV at bedtime, dark comfortable room and surroundings, don't lay awake more than 30-40 minutes. If you do, get out of bed and try to read in another room for 30 minutes, then try to sleep again. Can a also try white noise or other noise machine and could try over the counter melatonin supplement. Stop drinking caffeine between noon and 3pm, limit or stop energy drinks. ...Read more

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Am wide awake, cannot sleep, is this insomnia?

Am wide awake, cannot sleep, is this insomnia?

Agree w Dr Tapia,: Would not call this a clinical problem at this point. 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, >>. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot sleep. Can anyone help?

What to do if i cannot sleep. Can anyone help?

Consider hypnosis: If you are concerned about insomnia you should learn about hypnotherapy. It is something anyone can learn, takes just a session or two and can cure insomnia without using medication at all. It also reduces stress. Find a qualified psychologist to help you learn how hypnosis can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot sleep, what should I do?

What to do if I cannot sleep, what should I do?

Excellent answer: Dr Fowler gave an excellent answer to this question a short time ago.. I think you can access it here: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1369070-what-to-do-if-i-have-chronic-insomnia-what-to-do-if-i-have-tried-several-and-can't-find-one-that-works-any-opinions-on-the-best-or-worse ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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