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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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What is 'poor sleep hygiene'?

What is 'poor sleep hygiene'?

Sleep Hygiene: Poor sleep hygiene includes exercising right before bed, reading and watching tv in bed, not following a sleep schedule (set wake time and sleep time), drinking alcohol before bed, laying in bed awake for greater than 10 minutes, going to bed anxious. These are just a few "bad habits" that contribute to poor sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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Why does poor sleep hygiene (4am-11am) make you feel sick, tired throughout the day? Should you just force a wake up at 9am and re-adjust? Ideas?

Why does poor sleep hygiene (4am-11am) make you feel sick, tired throughout the day? Should you just force a wake up at 9am and re-adjust? Ideas?

Poor sleep hygiene?: Sleep hygiene can be practiced at any time of the day, not just at night. This means waking ; sleeping @ same time daily. Some people work odd hours, so must sleep in daytime. Darkness and quiet can be hard to come by in daytime hours, making sleep less sound. Do you work at night, or are you simply choosing to stay up until 4am? Do you use alcohol or other drugs? Caffeine? All these matter. ...Read more

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Please explain to me what is sleep hygiene?

Please explain to me what is sleep hygiene?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene refers to the habits you keep regarding sleep. It helps to develop a bedtime routine, which signals your body to start winding down for sleep. Keep consistent sleep & wake times. Avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and meals 3 hours before bad -- no caffeine after noon (if at all). Soft music, comfy bed with cool temperature and darkness; no tv. More: http://tinyurl.Com/mhxjf3s. ...Read more

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How can you improve sleep hygiene?

How can you improve sleep hygiene?

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 more

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What are important steps to improve sleep hygiene?

What are important steps to improve sleep hygiene?

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 more

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Does sleep hygiene mean being clean before you go to bed?

Does sleep hygiene mean being clean before you go to bed?

NO: Sleep hygiene encompasses good habits, sleep environment that are conducive to sleep. For instance, keeping regular bedtimes and wake up times, using your bedroom only for sleep rather than tv watching, etc. It also means keeping healthy eating and drinking before bed such as avoiding caffeine or sugar right before bed. Remember to think of sleep as part of a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What meds are best for sleep onset insomnia? Please don't say sleep hygiene. I am a true insomniac.

Numerous: Please have an insomnia evaluation, either with a psychiatrist or a sleep specialist, and which may include a sleep study depending upon the results of your evaluation. Once you’ve had an evaluation, medical causes for insomnia have been ruled out, among other issues, appropriate medications to meet your specific needs can then be initiated to address your sleep problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Practice good sleep hygiene. Sleep on a schedule, but wake up after 2-3 hours sleep. Any suggestions?

Practice good sleep hygiene.  Sleep on a schedule, but wake up after 2-3 hours sleep.  Any suggestions?

Insomnia: Some quick tips. Look up healthy sleep habits online. Create a consistent wake time and avoid naps. Go to bed only when you are tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20 mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like drugs and alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Hygiene (Definition)

Sleep hygiene is a topic that includes methods of getting the best and most sleep. Sleep hygiene recommendations include avoiding caffeine, having a cooler room temperature, reducing stress (especially in the evenings), keeping the room dark and quiet, and waking up at the ...Read more


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