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Does warm milk help a baby sleep more?

Does warm milk help a baby sleep more?

No: Feeding a baby as they arise and never as part of a sleep ritual does more for good sleep habits than anything.Rocking only when fully awake and learning to recognize their drousy signals helps a lot. Letting them learn to self settle in the crib alone will promote the longest night time sleep pattern, while rocking or feeding as they go to sleep increased sleep problems 4x. ...Read more

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I had sleep paralysis for the first time in years and I got so scared... How can I stop this? I don't have any disorder. I just drank warm milk.

I had sleep paralysis for the first time in years and I got so scared... How can I stop this? I don't have any disorder. I just drank warm milk.

Natural brain care: Sleep deprivation can cause sleep paralysis. Some suggestions for brain health: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, the same time to bed and to rise each day. Aerobic exercise at least 3 days/week, 30 minutes per session. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderate caffeine intake. Stress reduction. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having one glass warm milk with fine crushed almond powder before sleep can be reason of weight gain, should I be concerned?

I am having one glass warm milk with fine crushed almond powder before sleep can be reason of weight gain, should I be concerned?

Yes: I'm concerned just because you are gaining weight. It's calories in versus calories out (metabolism, exercise, illness). No one actually counts calories for any length of time because it's tedious and basically impossible. Your best move is to get back to some serious physical exercise like when you were a teen, and eat smaller portions, avoiding grease and sugary stuff. A gift for yourself. ...Read more

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I drank warm milk because I wasn't able to sleep. I fell asleep really fast and I had a dream too. I woke up and for 5 seconds I couldn't move...

I drank warm milk because I wasn't able to sleep. I fell asleep really fast and I had a dream too. I woke up and for 5 seconds I couldn't move...

Normal: the serontonin in milk will help you sleep and sometimes put you into a dream state. When you wake up sometimes with either a start or without being bale to move It does happen and is not abnormal ...Read more

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I love drinking warm milk w/ honey before i sleep. i do a detailed cleaning right after but even w/ brushing, can it cause cavity? i now use a straw

I love drinking warm milk w/ honey before i sleep. i do a detailed cleaning right after but even w/ brushing, can it cause cavity?  i now use a straw

Hmmm: The chance of causing cavities is directly proportional to the amount of time the sugar (& milk) is in contact with your teeth. Therefore, sipping it over a long period of time is bad. Drinking it (with\without a straw) over a short period of time followed by rinsing (brushing & flossing) minimizes the chance of cavities. My recommendation- have your own dentist evaluate the health of your teeth. ...Read more

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Lately I've had the worst trouble sleeping my doctor has suggested warm milk it works sometimes and melatonin..take one if it doesn't work take two.I usually end up at 3am wide awake and can't go back to bed.any solutions??

Lately I've had the worst trouble sleeping my doctor has suggested warm milk it works sometimes and melatonin..take one if it doesn't work take two.I usually end up at 3am wide awake and can't go back to bed.any solutions??

Psychotherapy: Ask yourself what environmental and interpersonal stressors you face during your waking hours, and whether or not you find yourself obsessing about them at night, which could be resulting in sleep loss. Consider going to a reputable psychotherapist for stress management therapy, and exploration of non-biochemical sources of anxiety. ...Read more

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Does warm milk really help you fall asleep?

Does warm milk really help you fall asleep?

Maybe!: The idea is that the tryptophan (found in turkey as well!) helps you to relax by increasing serotonin in the brain. A glass of warm milk to help you fall asleep has never been proven, but if you feel it helps then it probably does! its not harmful, just don't drink too much or you will wake up all night having to go to the bathroom! ...Read more

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Does warm milk really make us to fall asleep?

Does warm milk really make us to fall asleep?

Maybe: Gabita, There are no good studies on warm milk. There are several theories. First, milk has tryptophan, which can cause drowsiness. Second and most likely is the placebo effect. If you believe something will work, it will. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep and I tried warm milk... I don't have any disorders and this happens very rarely to me. What can I do?

I can't fall asleep and I tried warm milk... I don't have any disorders and this happens very rarely to me. What can I do?

Lots of things!!: Start a specific "sleep time" routine. Make your bedroom a "sleeping only" area (do not read, watch TV, etc.). Avoid any alcohol and long-term use of sleep aids. Take a warm bath to relax prior to going to bed. Consider starting an exercise program or using other aids (electric blanket, earplugs, or an eye mask...) Avoid caffeine. Avoid "screen time" too close to bedtime. Try melatonin. Take Care ...Read more

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