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How can I Improve sleep habits and environment and does sleeping pills will help me to sleep quickly?
Sleep consult: As sleep physician, your question is general. Better to adhere to good sleep habits available on many professional society web. Using sleeping aid only after sleep consult, you are very young. https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene ...Read more
Good sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene includes a routine to get to bed, no daytime napping, no alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, virgorous exercise, bright lights, or electronics use before bedtime, ; sleeping ; waking up at the same time every day of the week. Use the bed for sleep only. Also, no daytime napping. If you continue to have insomnia, it's recommended you see a sleep physician to help w/ it. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use 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
I have trouble falling asleep due to varying work and school schedules (often overnights ). How can I improve my sleep habits?
It's tough!: Especially with varying work schedules! Try to avoid self medicating (i.e. caffeine to wake up, and alcohol to fall asleep). Try not to read or watch TV in bed. Train your brain to associate your bed with sleep only. If you can't fall asleep get up and find something boring to read till you're sleepy. Get light blocking shades for windows, and some people find melatonin useful for insomnia. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: There are excellent ideas here in tips/hints. You can find them but some include: a relaxing pre-sleep routine - reading or soft music, comfortably clean, quiet setting where all you do is sleep and sex, no late food or fluids, slow deep breathing w/ emphasis on full exhales - note the sinking sensation in muscles. Read about more. Sleep well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any tips on how to improve sleep and prevent being awake all night or waking up every now and then during the sleep?
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I've tried taking magnesium to relax and improve sleep and it stimulates me! others have complained of this too, why?
Who told u it would?: Who told you magnesium would relax you & improve your sleep? Have you been (sigh) listening to the high-school dropout who works at the health-food store again? Mg is everywhere in you. It participates in almost everything. You think you can take Mg and with it magically push just the better-sleep button in your brain? That's hopelessly simplistic thinking. Our bodies are not 4-cylinder Chevys. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can we improve sleep for my partner? (Besides meds, which he's tried extensively?) I jerk around in my sleep. It wakes him several times a night.
Light sleeper: Have him wake up day early at same time. Hs need to exercise 20 min in the morning daily. Have him avoid coffee tea tv internet and electronic stuff 3 hours before sleep. Try to lay down after he goes to sleep. If U are obese get ur self checked for sleep apnea and also if u could get a sleep study it will rule out restless legs caused by iron deficiency . If all else fails sleep in 2 rooms ...Read more
See below: Establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Try to avoid afternoon naps, no caffeine after 3-4 pm. Use your bed for sleep and sex only. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several: It is best to establish a sleep routine. Retire at the same time each night, always in a bed (not the sofa), avoid caffeine and alcohol 3-4 hrs prior to sleep, avoid eating and exercising close to bedtime. Establish a quiet setting, dark, cool room, etc. Make sure your mattress and pillow are comfortable too. These things will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No evidence: There's no solid scientific studies to support its use. ...Read more
I don't sleep well yestr. 2-3 hrs wake up at night and sleep for 4 hrs. Can i do workout at gym ?? Does exercise improve sleep quality ?
See physician: You need to have a sleep study to determine how severe of a problem you have. Severity determines treatment. For mild to moderate sleep apnea an oral appliance is now the recommended treatment. Sleeping on ones side does help with very mild cases. For severe cases, surgery or a CPAP are the usual treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Weight loss or just avoiding sleeping on the back can improve sleep apnea. There are several medical treatments for sleep apnea (cpap, dental devices, surgery). If you have sleep apnea you should have it evaluated since untreated sleep apnea can cause not only daytime symptoms (sleepiness, fatigue), but can also lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Psychiatrist says have to continue klonopin (clonazepam) at night because it is required to make trazadone work. Can you explain simply how the klonopin (clonazepam) effects the trazadone to improve sleep.?
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
Avoidance: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, sugar or other stimulants. Avoid heavy alcohol intake. Do not eat in the two hours before bed.Do not eat in bed. Avoid a lot of fluid intake to reduce the need to wake up to urinate. Maybe elevate the head to reduce acid regurgitation from stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't try to...: Don't try to entertain them when they are not sleeping when they should. Observe at what time, usually, they naturally tire out, then set that as bedtime and put them to bed consistently at that time. Give them a dark, quiet, comfortable, well-ventilated place to sleep, and leave them alone, even if they think playtime isn't over yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers