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How can my eating habits effect my sleep?

How can my eating habits effect my sleep?

Good, drink, sleep: Avoid heavy fatty and spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime. Eat a light snack. Practice good sleep hygiene. Sources:eating ; sleeping | sleep.Com www.Sleep.Com/content/eating-and-sleeping we provide you everything you need to know about eating and sleeping. Counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... Good sleep hygiene handout. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How to know if i need to change my sleep habits?

How to know if i need to change my sleep habits?

If sleep quality or: quantity are poor - make changes to 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 ...Read more

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Will a change in sleep habit effect your appetite?

Will a change in sleep habit effect your appetite?

Yes: Two hormones, leptin and ghrelin, seem to be the link between sleep and appetite. Insomnia decreases leptin, which is the hormone that tells our brains when we're full. Insomnia also increases ghrelin, which stimulates appetite. These two hormonal changes--less satiety-inducing leptin and more appetite-inducing ghrelin--can promote overeating and obesity. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need to change my sleep habits?

How do I know if i need to change my sleep habits?

Do wake up feeling : Tired or unfreshed? Do you get less than 7 hours of sleep per night? Do you sleep at erratic hours? Is your sleep restless? Are you sleepy through out the day? If yes to these - ensure that you are using 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 ;. ...Read more

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What are some good bedtime sleep habits to develop in my child?

What are some good bedtime sleep habits to develop in my child?

Consistency and time: Having a consistent routine for sleeping and waking time to allow for about 9 hours of sleep. Bed time habits need to be tailored to the age and taste of the child, brushing teeth, shower, bed time stories, reading by her/himself, warm milk etc. ...Read more

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How can I change my sleep habits? I am awake during the night and sleep during the day?

Slow changes: You'll need to slowly change the times you are awake and asleep by shifting things by an hour or so a week until you shift back to a normal day-night pattern. Using natural sleep aids like l-theanine and magnesium to help you sleep during night hours will help your body calm down and allow this change. Check local health food store for help with supplements. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from excessive sleep. I can't control. please suggest me tips to recover from this habit?

I'm suffering from excessive sleep. I can't control. please suggest me tips to recover from this habit?

Get an evaluation: You need to go see a physician and get an evaluation. They can make sure you are okay and help you analyze your sleep habits. ...Read more

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Every night i had stay late and sleep only 5 hours. Is it a problem ?If this a problem how can I change this habit ?

Every night i had stay late and sleep only 5 hours. Is it a problem ?If this a problem how can I change this habit ?

No sleep: If no physical causes, as determined by ruling out medical causes for insomnia through thorough physical exam & laboratory workup, then u may try the sleep hygiene techniques. ...Read more

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I feed my 11week old before I put her to sleep at night. She wakes up for night feedings. How do I stop this habit and get her to sleep thru the night?

I feed my 11week old before I put her to sleep at night. She wakes up for night feedings. How do I stop this habit and get her to sleep thru the night?

Feed to wake: If a kid is fed as they wake up, changed later & stimulated until they tire, they do not need to be fed again before sleep. After a 2+hour sleep, they awake to feed & start over. Feeding prior to sleep sets up feeding as necessary with settling.An infant can only learn to self settle in the night if they are not trained to require feeding or rocking or whatever to settle in sleep. ...Read more

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How to improve my sleep habits?

How to improve my sleep habits?

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 more

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What are good eating habits for sleeping?

What are good eating habits for sleeping?

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 more

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How can I foster good sleep habits in my baby?

How can I foster good sleep habits in my baby?

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 more

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How can I get into a habit of sleeping earlier?

How can I get into a habit of sleeping earlier?

Gradually: Our body's sleep mechanisms don't like abrupt change. Depending on how many hours your phase delay is, it can take weeks/months. First bit of advice is to slowly shift sleep/wake times. Try 15 minute changes, and then don't 'graduate' to another 15-min shift until you're falling asleep w/in 30 min at your new bedtime. Melatonin at night may help. Bright light in morning; dark as possible at night. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to improve my sleep habits?

Can you tell me how to improve my sleep habits?

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

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more