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Can a nightlight help you sleep better?

Can a nightlight help you sleep better?

Yes: There is nothing magical about a nightlight by itself. However, some people prefer not to sleep in complete darkness. The extra light can give an extra sense of security. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Can music help you to concentrate better in studies?

Can music help you to concentrate better in studies?

Yes: It can help you to concentrate. It has to be not loud. The most recommended by music therapist is bach's music but any recording that is slow and soft, without vocals can help. ...Read more

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How to be able to sleep a restful night's sleep?

Good Sleep Hygiene: 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 room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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What to do to help you sleep through the nite?

What to do to help you sleep through the nite?

Insomnia: Make sure your sleep hygiene is adequate, go to bed only when you are sleepy, do not spend excessive time in bed. If symptoms persisit see a sleep physician. ...Read more

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How do you sleep through noise and train yourself to go to fast sleep easily?

How do you sleep through noise and train yourself to go to fast sleep easily?

Try ear plugs or: White noise. 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 may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Can listening to loud music give you headaches?

Sometimes: Very loud music, listened to on a regular basis can gradually damage hearing so that over the years your high pitched tones and eventually medium tones will diminish. Keep all noises at a comfortable level. This is why ear protection is now a standard item in noisy industrial environments. Headaches are also caused by loud noises including music. ...Read more

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I need some remedies to help go to sleep at night?

I need some remedies to help go to sleep at night?

How about good basic: 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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Can listening to music help cure ADHD or at least help it?

Can listening to music help cure ADHD or at least help it?

It may: You are right. It may help but not cure. There is such a thing called 'zoning' adhd patients have a tendency to 'zero in' when they are doing a task that is interesting or something that moves really fast. Video games, for e.g. Problem is, you neglect everything else. Besides, when the music track changes, you may lose attention and move on to something else that grabs your attention. ...Read more

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What rituals can you do to help yourself fall asleep at night?

What rituals can you do to help yourself fall asleep at night?

Sleep Hygiene.: No stimulating activities before bed, no heavy meals before bed, no tv in the bedroom. Keep the bedroom's temperature slightly on a cooler side. Take a warm shower before bed, relaxation, deep breathing, visualizations (you can google for instructions); no naps in the afternoon, no drinks with caffeine after 3 pm. Find activities that calm you down, relax you and incorporate them into the routine. ...Read more

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Does inositol help you sleep or give you insomia?

Does inositol help you sleep or give you insomia?

Inositol: Inositol at doses of 12-18 grams/day can be helpful in anxiety. If that's what interfering with your sleep, inositol may help. However there have been a few case reports of inositol possibly inducing mania -- in which case the person would have insomnia. These cases resolved within a few days of stopping the inositol, and the patients were also taking other medications at the time, though. ...Read more

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Can music help when studying?

Maybe: For some this is relaxing and allows you to slip into a study mode.For others it does the opposite. The choice of the music can be a benefit or not, depending on the person. ...Read more

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Does melatonin help you sleep better?

Does melatonin help you sleep better?

Yes it can help: Melatonin is a natural hormone your body produces to signal sleep onset. In some people with sleep onset insomnia or circadian rhythm disturbances melatonin can help. Unfortunately, it does little to help keep you asleep throughout the night. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is listening to music while you fall asleep good for you or bad for you?

Please help docs! is listening to music while you fall asleep good for you or bad for you?

If it helps...: If it helps you fall asleep, it's a good thing. However, i would not advise falling asleep with earbuds in while listening to music. That could lead to foreign bodies into the ear canal or trauma as a result of such. Try a speaker or headphones that cover the ear rather than go into the ear canal. Classical or slower music is best to provide optimal sleep induction. ...Read more

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Will chlorzoxazone help you sleep better?

Will chlorzoxazone help you sleep better?

Chlorzaxazone: Yes it is a centrally acting muscle relaxant and may help you sleep better by relaxing your muscles and has sedative effect. ...Read more

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How can only using your bed for sleeping help you sleep better?

How can  only using your bed for sleeping help you sleep better?

Associations: Then your brain only associates your bed with sleep when it sees the bed or you are on the bed. (adults often use the bed for sex as well as sleep). If you associate the bed with tv, chatting on the fun, etc - you brain will be stimulated (you want brain waves to slow down to sleep). ...Read more

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Can there be any foods that help you sleep?

Can there be any foods that help you sleep?

Yes.: Foods that are high in tryptophan such as warm milk. A light snack of cheese and crackers before bedtime seem to help others as well. ...Read more

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Are cds marketed to help you sleep actually effective?

Are cds marketed to help you sleep actually effective?

Personal preference: There are many available. It depends on you. Try one and see if it helps. Variable results. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any foods that help you sleep?

GASTRIC STEAL: FOOD BEFORE SLEEP - WARM MILK (FOR TRYPTOPHANE) CAN HELP. aLSO, FOOD IN THE STOMACH MAY RESULT IS SOME OF THE BLOOD THAT WOULD USUALLY GO TO THE BRAIN GOING TO THE STOMACH - LIKE AFTER DINNER ON THANKSGIVING. ...Read more

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What really works to help you sleep?

What really works to help you sleep?

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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What are good home remediesto help you sleep?

What are good home remediesto help you sleep?

Yes: Warm up & sip on milk, (tryptophan) or sip on chamomile tea. Melatonin or vallerian root can both help. 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. ...Read more

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What to do to help you sleep through the nite?

Insomnia: Make sure your sleep hygiene is adequate, go to bed only when you are sleepy, do not spend excessive time in bed. If symptoms persisit see a sleep physician. ...Read more

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How is the zzzquil sleep-aid?

How is the zzzquil sleep-aid?

It works for some: i works for some people. its considered relatively safe however discuss this as an option with your physician. ...Read more

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Does lamictal help you sleep ?

Potentially yes: When used to treat mood disorders can help with sleep problems. ...Read more

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Does aspirin help you sleep?

Does aspirin help you sleep?

Not usually: The role of Aspirin for sleep is to relieve pain that might keep you awake. ...Read more

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Do somas (carisoprodol) help you sleep?

Do somas (carisoprodol) help you sleep?

The indication for : Carisoprodol is as a muscle relaxer that can be used for musculoskeletal injuries/ conditions. It does not have an indication for sleep but it can be very sedating. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best medicine to buy on line to help you sleep?

I don't think that : There is any one best medicine. However, melatonin tends to be safe ; efficacious. ...Read more

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What is the better sleep aid?

There isn't one best: Sleep medication. Different sleep medications suit different patients and different conditions more optimally. Melatonin is often used because it is often effective, inexpensive, available over the counter and does not cause drowsiness the next day. Make sure that you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off. ...Read more

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Can a nightlight help you sleep better?

Yes: There is nothing magical about a nightlight by itself. However, some people prefer not to sleep in complete darkness. The extra light can give an extra sense of security. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC sleep aid that actually works?

Is there an OTC sleep aid that actually works?

Sleep hygiene.: Generally, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken the same time every morning, stay in bed if you awaken during the night, no naps during the day, no activities in bed other than sleeping and relations, don't eat within four hours of going to sleep. Melatonin supplementation can help, too. ...Read more

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Is there a sleep aid that is not addictive?

Is there a sleep aid that is not addictive?

Different options: Some herbals that are used to help sleep include Valerian, Kava Kava, Chamomile, Passion Flower, Hops, Skullcap & California Poppy. Melatonin is always a good option. Kava Kava can cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need a sleep aid recomendation?

Hello doctors, i need a sleep aid recomendation?

Sleep aid: Otc aids include melatonin, diphenhydramine, and herbals such as valerian root and chamomile. Prescription aids include ambien, Lunesta , sonata, (zaleplon) anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety meds. ...Read more

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Does inositol help you sleep or give you insomia?

Inositol: Inositol at doses of 12-18 grams/day can be helpful in anxiety. If that's what interfering with your sleep, inositol may help. However there have been a few case reports of inositol possibly inducing mania -- in which case the person would have insomnia. These cases resolved within a few days of stopping the inositol, and the patients were also taking other medications at the time, though. ...Read more

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Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

SNOOZE: Alcohol is a sedative and whatever is enough foryou will helo yougo to sleep. But for some people it causes awakening during the night. Not recommended for a sleep aide. Find out what keeps you up. Learnproper sleep hygiene. Reviewing concerns when the light's out keeps lots of people up. Find out what's getting in the way. Some doctors are sleep specialists - try them. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d help you sleep?

Does vitamin d help you sleep?

No connection: If concerned: get level and make sure it is above 30 25 vit d level this would be voodoo in the year 2012. But future studies may show a benefit... ...Read more