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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any solutions?

I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any solutions?

Eval/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

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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any advice for me would be great?

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

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I have a hard time falling a sleep at night and staying asleep can u tell me why?

I have a hard time falling a sleep at night and staying asleep can u tell me why?

No, would need a: Comprehensive sleep history and possibly even a polysomnogram to tell you that. Try these sleep hygiene tips. If they are not helpful then please see your physician. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool >. ...Read more

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I have a difficult time falling asleep at night what can help me fall asleep?

I have a difficult time falling asleep at night what can help me fall asleep?

Find the cause: If you have difficulty with falling asleep occasionally, over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (dipenhydramine) might help, or the use of medicines that work on the benzodiazepine receptor in the brain (zolpidem, temazepam). If it is frequent, it is important to find the cause for poor sleep, such as poor sleep habits, irregular schedules, sleep apnea, restless legs, pain, depression or anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night, what advice do you have to fall asleep quickly?

I have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night, what advice do you have to fall asleep quickly?

Sleep hygiene: Here are some suggestions: (1) try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day; (2) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; (3) relax before bed; (3) if possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning; (4) don't lie in bed awake (get up and relax a while); (5) control your room temperature (keep it cool). ...Read more

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I have a hard time falling asleep at night because i stopped taking ADHD meds what can I do to fall asleep better?

I have a hard time falling asleep at night because i stopped taking ADHD meds what can I do to fall asleep better?

Are you using 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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I have to study the whole night tonight and i fall asleep easily. Do you have any tips on staying awake?

I have to study the whole night tonight and i fall asleep easily. Do you have any tips on staying awake?

Avoid if you can: Staying awake at night throws off your biological clock known as circadian rhythms, so try to avoid it as much as possible. If you must, take a nap in the afternoon-early evening, expose yourself to very bright light around 10 pm. Caffeine may make you too jittery at night. Light meal late in the evening rather than a heavy dinner will also help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble sleeping. Waking up around 12:30pm every night and not being able to go back to sleep. Any suggestions to get a better night of sleep? sleep

I have been having trouble sleeping.  Waking up around 12:30pm every night and not being able to go back to sleep.  Any suggestions to get a better night of sleep?

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Sleep hygiene: Both sleep hygiene and behavior modification is important in sleep. Regular sleep habits, avoidance of stimulants, no electronics near sleep time etc. are all relevant. Suggest you speak to your physician to assist you in an approach that can help you with this, and to better understand factors around your particular situation. ...Read more

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I have Parkinson's disease and have a hard time sleeping at night. What can I do to get a better nights sleep?

I have Parkinson's disease and have a hard time sleeping at night. What can I do to get a better nights sleep?

Melatonin: Try a quiet hour before bedtime. Listen to soft music, take a warm bath and ask your doctor about taking melatonin. ...Read more

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How do I sleep better at night? How can I sleep better at night? I already take sleeping pills nightly but they don't help. I have trouble falling asleep and then waking up dozens of times through out the night.

How do I sleep better at night? How can I sleep better at night? I already take sleeping pills nightly but they don't help. I have trouble falling asleep and then waking up dozens of times through out the night.

Not : Not sleeping well is a very frustrating condition. You may have already tried not drinking caffeine after noon, not exercising too close to bedtime, and not using your computer or tv within an hour of bedtime. Consider adding "white noise" such as a fan. Be sure that your room is cool and not overly warm. Eating light during the day, then having a larger meal at around 7 pm or so can be helpful. If these don't work, you may want to see your doctor or even a sleep specialist to discuss your situation. ...Read more

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I keep waking up every 60 minutes for no reason and i find it hard to fall asleep. i will lay in bed for hours trying. what can i do to sleep better?

I keep waking up every 60 minutes for no reason and i find it hard to fall asleep. i will lay in bed for hours trying. what can i do to sleep better?

Insomnia: Many conditions can cause insomnia. Some of them such as sleep apnea is a serious condition, associated with stopping breathing during sleep which can lead to daytime somnolence, palpitations and congestive heart failure. It is important to determine cause before treating insomnia. Sleep hygiene is helpful. Do not watch TV or read a book or pay bills in your bedroom. ...Read more

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Hey i have anxiety and have trouble sleeping at night, do you know any techniques to fall asleep?

Hey i have anxiety and have trouble sleeping at night, do you know any techniques to fall asleep?

Avoid Anxiety meds: Anxiety and trouble sleeping are common problems. You may try to use meditation techniques as well as melatonin. There are medications like ambien that may help. Try to avoid anti-anxiety medications because they may cause dependency problems. Please followup with your primary doctor or psychiatrist for treatment of your anxiety. Hopefully this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot fall asleep at night when ever i try to i over think and stress out and can't fall asleep for hours?

What to do if i cannot fall asleep at night when ever i try to i over think and stress out and can't fall asleep for hours?

Give yourself a : Set time each day that you are allowed to ruminate about issues and get stressed. You can train yourself to do this. Don't allow yourself to try to work out problems or fret anytime near bedtime. Use of breathing exercises ; deep muscle relaxation will also help. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a very hard time going to sleep on my own. 12 miligrams of melatonin and 4 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to just fall asleep what can I do to get more sleep?

I have a very hard time going to sleep on my own. 12 miligrams of melatonin and 4 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to just fall asleep what can I do to get more sleep?

Lots: Not good choices for quality sleep. With this much trouble, should see a doctor to find the cause. Many health conditions cause insomnia, and treating the symptom only won't help. Need good sleep hygiene, health habits that promote sleep. Includes regular exercise, no caffeine/stimulants after midday or earlier, consistent sleep and wake time, no strenuous physical/mental activity hour before bed. ...Read more

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I get 6-8 hrs of sleep at night. My problem is I have a very very hard time waking up in the morning for work. What do you suggest to make it easier?

I get 6-8 hrs of sleep at night. My problem is I have a very very hard time waking up in the morning for work. What do you suggest to make it easier?

You may need more: You may need more sleep than you are getting. Try and increase your sleep time by half an hour over several days. Try and be more consistent with the amount that you are sleeping. Two hour variation is a lot. It also could mean that you are trying to do too much during the day. Talk to a close friend and share with them your thoughts. Ask them for advise. Go hawkeyes! ...Read more

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I have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night unless i drink and occasionally i'll wake up and not be able to fall back asleep. Do I have insomnia?

I have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night unless i drink and occasionally i'll wake up and not be able to fall back asleep. Do I have insomnia?

Yes: Insomnia is the symptom of not being able to fall asleep, stay asleep, or waking up too early. It is not necessarily a diagnosis - as there are a variety of medical / sleep disorders that cause insomnia. Alcohol before bed is not a solution - and in general worsens overall sleep quality (e.g. Causes early am insomnia). Please consult with a local sleep specialist for further information. ...Read more

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