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Liquids Before Bed
No bedtime snacks!: Bedtimes for people vary, but normal stomach emptying rates are fairly standardized at 1-2 hours for liquids and 4-6 hours for solids. Gastroparesis takes longer. Big and greasy meals take longer to emptying than those made up more of protein and carbohydrates. Lay down on a full stomach puts you at risk for reflux with heartburn, regurgitation, sourbrash, breathing and sinus trouble. Wait! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise...: only works if you do it. My suggestion would be finding the time that you personally are most likely to be consistent with and exercise then. Studies have pointed to the fact that fat oxidation is more stimulated if you work out before breakfast (after a 10-12 hour fast). If you can make it a habit to get up early and work out - go for it! If not, find the time that works for you. Take care. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I am not aware of any scientific reasons behind drinking milk before going to bed. In general drinking any liquids before going to bed may make you have to get up in the middle of the night to urinate which would disrupt your sleep. So i usually don't recommend drinking any liquids up to two hours before going to bed so you get enough sleep and don't have any disruption. ...Read more
When is the right time to drink green tea, after meal, before meals, empty stomach, morning or evening.
It's a beverage...: It's not medicinal. Your answer is yes...Please enjoy green tea at any time of the day or evening as a healthful beverage, with friends, over a good book, while relaxing, etc. As with anything, moderation is key. ...Read more
Hot shower: Possibly but it's more likely to help you fall asleep faster. ...Read more
Not a problem: This is a tasty and healthful bedtime snack. Go for it. ...Read more
Drinking water/milk before sleep or do not drink anything two hours before sleep.Which one is true ?
Do you really want 2: Sweets and caffeine are big time no no's for children. They can't store the energy, particularly how their brains work. 2 m &m's after dinner and my 3 year old won't/can't stop talking and running, plus when the sugar rush goes, they get irritable. Not worth it, trust me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No need: Digestion occurs when ever one eats food automatically. There is no need to do anything to try to "promote" it. What specifically are you trying to encourage? ...Read more
7 week old baby is often sleeping 4, sometimes 5 hours at night before waking. Should I wake him up after 3 hours to make sure he's feeding enough?
No: A normal, happy, growing 7-week-old baby follows the saying, "Never wake a sleeping baby." Normal babies at this age who happen to sleep through the night will just eat more during the daytime. Normal babies at 3 months of age can sleep through the night, meaning a 6-7 hour stretch without needing a feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Half life of caffeine is about 5 hours. So avoid caffeine a few hours before bed, at least. Some people who have trouble sleeping, may be affected even after 12 pm. Keep caffeine consumption to a minimum to optimize your sleep quality at night. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why taking?: If taking for constipation, drinking 10 ounces of magnesium citrate, induces large volume stool output between 1-6 hours later. Therefore eating after may be a little uncomfortable. If you are taking to raise your magnesium levels i would try a different form such as magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus. ...Read more
Daughter was diagnosed with strep today- got in one dose of amoxicillin (liquid) in before bed. She threw up one hour later. Was any absorbed?
Basic rule: I generally follow a simple rule on oral medicines.Any spit-up within 15min where i can see or smell the med i will repeat the full dose. 15-30 half, after 30 none.Sometimes it is better to give the stomach a chance to settle down rather that repeating immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 6 yrs old and still wets the bed..I have tried cutting her off from liquid 1 hr before bed and I've tried pull ups....What should I do?
Bed wetting alarm: Roughly 15% of normal kids her age wet the bed. The safest most effective means of treating this is an enuresis alarm with no side effects, no copays, and no side effects. Medications can help control this problem, not cure it. If she has bothersome daytime problems or a history of urinary infections, see your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get my 6 yo to stop peeing his bed i've been waking him up every 2 hrs and cut him off of liquids an hr before bed & he still manages to pee?
Normal varient: Bedwetting is usually due to the immaturities of the part of the brain controlling continence. Your startegies do not help that.There is a conditioning device available and a variety of medications that your doctor is able to discuss with you. Remember that in time this usually improves. Roughly 16% of kids wet the bed at this age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 77 year old mom has trouble getting to the bathroom in the morning. Should she stop drinking liquids after a certain time before bed? How long?
Overactive bladder: Sounds like oab.But 1st check a urinalysis. Yes stopping liquids a few hours before retiring is first line. Avoiding bladders irritants(caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods)may also help.Next step is considering medication for oab, there are many- side effects also need to be considered when starting this class of drugs, paticularly in the elderly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoiding bedwetting in 7year old. Likes to eat ceral with milk before bed. How long after that liquid intake should he use the toilet and then sleep?
Enuresis alarm: Enuresis can persist into young adulthood and is usually familial. It can be quite frustrating for affected people. First line prevention is avoiding liquids after 6 pm and voiding before bed. Enuresis alarms are devices that attach to the waistband and vibrate when the bladder contracts, and DDAVP is a medication (oral or nasal spray) which are other treatment options. I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used Afrin (oxymetazoline) before bed, now my nose hurts and im leaking clear liquid from my nose, is this normal? The pain woke me up. Hurts when i turn my head.
Afrin (oxymetazoline) is supposed to: help with decongesting your nostrils so you can breathe while you sleep. So yes the clear liquid coming out must be what the Afrin (oxymetazoline) decongested -- however, if that clear liquid thickens up, or becomes cloudy, and you have more headache/pain noted without using more Afrin (oxymetazoline), you may need to get to a healthcare provider so they can treat you for potential sinus infection. ...Read more
Can I give my 2 year old son (23lbs) 5ml of liquid Claritin in the morning and 5ml Zyertec before bed. Allergies (tree pollen) have been very bad ?
I am experiencing heartburn (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, bending forward, eating certain foods, lying flat) . The following also describe me: Regurgitation of food or liquid and Bitter/acid taste in mouth. What should I do?
About GE reflux...: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, or in too large of an amount, with or without feeling symptoms such as heartburn. A person with GERD should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids like juice or soda. Her doctor can examine and treat with lifestyle improvements, plus acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity. ...Read more
Gravity: When you eat right before you go to bed, the food doesn't have time to pass through the stomach, so when you lie down, gravity could cause the food to go back up into the throat. This could cause heartburn, a sour taste in the mouth, and inflammation of the throat - which could lead to a cough during the day. ...Read more
Healthy sleep: Try to limit the use of bright electronic screen / devices prior to going to sleep. Try to use soothing music to help put your mind to rest and ultimately fall asleep. Use tea's, such as chamomile to help you fall into a deep slumber. Use melatonin (over the counter) to see if this may be a good sleep aid for you. Do not exercise late in the evening, this will provide an adrenaline rush as well. ...Read more
Ok? Yes.: There have been numerous reports related to late meals with a slower metabolism and weight gain. While the evidence is not overwhelming, there is nothing wrong with eating before bedtime. If you are concerned about gaining weight, then eating earlier in the evening, before bedtime, is recommended. ...Read more
Yes: Sleep and dreaming can be greatly affected by your experiences throughout the day and specifically what you are doing right before you fall asleep. Watching a tense or horror filled tv show will affect your dreams and may lead to nightmare. A pleasant relaxing show may give you good dreams and good rest. Be selective with what you put in your head prior to failing asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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