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I Have A Hard Time Falling Asleep At Night Any Advice For Me Would Be Great
Sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? 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
I am having great difficulty falling asleep. I do a lot of physical activity. Is my difficulty falling asleep due to a lot of physical activity?
Please advise if it's common to have difficulty falling asleep after staying awake for an extended period of time?
Sometimes: Although it seems to defy logic, sometimes it can be hard to fall asleep when you most need to. This can be due to tension or irritability from sleep deprivation, which then makes it hard to fall asleep. It can help to avoid bright screens (TVs, tablets, phones) & let your mind unwind. Maybe try physically relaxing with a warm bath or shower, before resting in a dark, quiet room. ...Read more
Past wk just began to have difficulty falling asleep before 1 am (wide awake!); so hard to get up in am; sleep thro alarm. Sleep aids don't help. why?
Not sure.: Possible causes of insomnia include poor sleep hygiene, traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), depression, bipolar disorder, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 4yr. Old who is having difficulty falling asleep. My wife and I have tried 125mcg. Of melatonin 1.5 before bed time. Is this safe for him?
I have difficulty falling asleep at night, though Xanax isn't for that I used to take it to knock me out. Xanax isn't an option anymore. What else??
R meds the answer?: I would want 2know the specific reasons u aren't sleeping well. I'd 1st want u2 have medical checkup. If there don't appear 2b any underlying physical reasons, I'd then want info on your daily routines -what u do, what u eat, etc. Also, I'd what 2understand the stressors in your life, the thoughts run thru your head when u try 2 sleep & when u r awake. Suggest consulting w/sleep medicine expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can rhinoplasty influence sleep apnea? I am suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring at night and difficulty falling asleep are usual things for me. I am about to have a rhinoplasty. Could the change in the shape of my nose reduce my sleep apnea?
Agree w Dr. Jacobson: 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
Insomnia: Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, stress, bipolar disorder, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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