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Doctor insights on: I Used To Read Before Bed Now I Play With I Pad Is That As Good For Relaxing

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I used to read before bed. Now I play with ipad. Is that as good for relaxing?

I used to read before bed. Now I play with ipad. Is that as good for relaxing?

Not really: The best way to relax and fall asleep is to stop what ever you are doing, specially electronics for a good 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep. Let the brain "computer" time to "shut down" if you will. ...Read more

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When is it best to take Nexium (esomeprazole) at before bed? or in the morning before breakfast ? I have heard multiple things, and how long till it works?

When is it best to take Nexium (esomeprazole) at before bed? or in the morning before breakfast ? I have heard multiple things, and how long till it works?

Nexium (esomeprazole): is a 24 hour drug. Personally I don't think it matters when you take it as long as you take it at approx the same time daily. It is not a take it as you need it drug. It does take a couple of days to start working well depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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My ear starts paining when I use earphones as i have been using them daily for so long.Being a music lover I need to use them.Suggest me some treatmen?

My ear starts paining when I use earphones as i have been using them daily for so long.Being a music lover I need to use them.Suggest me some treatmen?

Lower the volume: The main thing to do is to lower the volume on your earphones. There is no treatment for ear pain that occurs with excessive earphone use. Also hearing loss can be permanent with prolonged use of earphones at a high volume. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent it? I am extremely violent when i dream and have someone sleeping next to me. I as diagnosed with ptsd in 2006, but i've been doing these things for as long as i can remember. I want to find a possible way to sleep and still dre

What can I do to prevent it? I am extremely violent when i dream and have someone sleeping next to me. 

I as diagnosed with ptsd in 2006, but i've been doing these things for as long as i can remember. I want to find a possible way to sleep and still dre

Post : Post traumatic stress disorder can cause people to be acting out their dreams and should be considered. There are medication for nightmares as well therapy modality call emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) that helps with dealing with the flashbacks, reexperiencing of trauma. However there are neurological conditions that can result in violent behaviors in sleep. Rem behavioral disorder (rem- rapid eye movement- a stage of sleep in which a lot of dreaming happens) is a condition in which the individual begins to act out his or her dreams in contrast to normal state when all physical activity during sleep is paralyzed. A neurological evaluation may be necessary to assess for this condition which can respond to treatment with medications. Abnormal sleep patterns may also be parasomnia - abnormal behaviors of sleep without necessarily an abnormal finding in the brain but which can also be addressed with medication. In all cases, this is a good time to see a sleep specialist or a neurologist. You may discuss this with your primary care doctor as well but do get an evaluation. ...Read more

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They say TV/screens before bed is bad for you. However, for me, that is how I relax before I go to sleep. I can't fall asleep w/o it. It soothes me..?

They say TV/screens before bed is bad for you. However, for me, that is how I relax before I go to sleep. I can't fall asleep w/o it. It soothes me..?

Individual: Hello, most sleep researchers advise against it as studies have suggested that blue LED light inhibits the production of melatonin. Your particular routine may override these deleterious effects, however, and watching TV before sleep is certainly better/healthier than some things you might do. I think the real question is whether you are waking up feeling refreshed, and without aches and pain. ...Read more

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I work shift work and sometimes take melatonin. I also work out a few hours before bed. Is it safe to take Melatonin before a workout in this case?

I work shift work and sometimes take melatonin. I also work out a few hours before bed. Is it safe to take Melatonin before a workout in this case?

Take before sleep: Melatonin is useful to adjust your sleep wake cycle as you do shift work. It also has a sleep-inducing effect. For both these reasons it is probably better and safer to take it closer to your sleep time and not before your workout ...Read more

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Can my sleep routine change? Used to go to bed late? Now i go to bed at 11 pm before use to b 2 am sometimes 5 am latest. New bedtime couple of weeks

Can my sleep routine change? Used to go to bed late? Now i go to bed at 11 pm before use to b 2 am sometimes 5 am latest. New bedtime couple of weeks

Yes: Acclimating to a new sleeping routine can change, and it may depend upon your health, nutrition and attitudes. If you are having difficulty, try trial and error with different sleep times and see if that works. Change the lighting in the room, change sounds- a fan, sound machine, etc. If continued issues, i would see a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I am 22 years, boy. I always forget many things, both important and not important. I use computer about 10-15 hours a day, and sleeps for 5 to 6 hours?

I am 22 years, boy. I always forget many things, both important and not important. I use computer about 10-15 hours a day, and sleeps for 5 to 6 hours?

Your question is ???: A common sign of chronic sleep deprivation is memory impairment. If you are not getting 8 hours/d it is time to try this for a 2 week period & see if your memory & performance improves. If not, consider an evaluation by your doc to look for other issues. ...Read more

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Im 24 weeks pregnant, my husband and I have had a bed bug issue. We spray our bed down every night with alcohol, is it safe for me to be in the room?

Im 24 weeks pregnant, my husband and I have had a bed bug issue. We spray our bed down every night with alcohol, is it safe for me to be in the room?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs do not affect the fetus but it will certainly be uncomfortable for you and your and your husband. Have the house treated to get rid of them. This can be challenging sometimes. ...Read more

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Can you explain how this combination works? I take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) 1 MG Ativan at night. I had 3 drinks and blacked out with no memory for about 7 hours. I won't be doing this again but I am very curious as to the combination. I am planning on c

Can you explain how this combination works? I take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) 1 MG Ativan  at night. I had 3 drinks and blacked out with no memory for about 7 hours. I won't be doing this again but I am very curious as to the combination. I am planning on c

Not advisable: Ativan will commonly cause amnesia. You should not drink in combination with the Ativan, the result can be as you found, but can be more serious including death. Your dose of Zoloft (sertraline) is very low, and not likely an interaction with either the alcohol or ativan. ...Read more

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I have been sleeping for a while now with the tv on. Almost over a year. I listen to it! how can I ease into getting to sleep well at night?

I have been sleeping for a while now with the tv on.  Almost over a year. I listen to it! how can I ease into getting to sleep well at night?

Use a timer: Perhaps you use the tv to keep you company until you fall asleep? If so, maybe you can put your tv on a timer, so that it will shut the tv off automatically after, say, 10 or 15 minutes. It's obviously better to fall asleep naturally, but using a timer to turn off the tv will at least limit your exposure to the potentially harmful electromagnetic fields emitted by electronic equipment, like tvs. ...Read more

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