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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Hygiene (Overview)

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 same time each morning.


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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
476 Doctors shared insights

Sleep Hygiene (Overview)

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 same time each morning.


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What is the most important part of sleep hygiene?

What is the most important part of sleep hygiene?

Better Sleep Hygiene: The most important part of sleep hygiene is avoiding the things that interrupt sleep such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, excess food or exercise too close to the desired sleep time. It can also be helpful to keep the same environment and sleep schedule to develop a good sleep-wake cycle. ...Read more

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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

Avoid sleeping with lights and TV on: it prevents deeper sleep. ...See more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to sleep at the same time every day
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Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

How can I make sleep health / sleep hygiene better?

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 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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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

Rls is a sleep disorder, and thus, tell your doctor how you are sleeping and whether it is disrupted. ...See more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
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Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
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Never drive when you're sleepy
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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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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

Having small carbohydrates and dairy before bed helps you fall asleep and stay asleep at night. ...See 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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How can you have good sleep hygiene with fibromyalgia when your pain levels are always so high?

Treat the cause: It looks like you are on meds that may help symptoms but do nothing to address the cause of fibromyalgia. See http://www. Endfatigue. Com/ and dr. Teitelbaum's books. A supplement called fibronol is proven to significantly help sleep in patients with fibromyalgia. See http://www. Fibronol. Com/clinical_test. Html
magnesium taurate or glycinate and glycine are among other supplements that help sleep. ...Read more

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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

Hot herbal tea at bedtime may improve sleep. ...See more

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

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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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

Use nasal breathe strips to help you breathe better as your sleep. ...See more

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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

Eating a light evening meal is better to help prevent reflux that can disturb sleep. ...See more

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Will 3mgs of Melatonin help me STAY asleep? I sleep fine for first 3 hours then not at all or poorly thereafter, despite proper sleep hygiene.

Will 3mgs of Melatonin help me STAY asleep? I sleep fine for first 3 hours then not at all or poorly thereafter, despite proper sleep hygiene.

Melatonin: Consider other factors as well as Melatonin for improving sleep: https://sleepfoundation. Org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene Be sure you take Melatonin 30-60 min before sleep. Dose can increase to 10 mg. If insomnia persists, see your pcp to rule out medical conditions that may disturb sleep: https://sleepfoundation. Org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Need solution for chronic insomnia. I practice good sleep hygiene.?

Need solution for chronic insomnia. I practice good sleep hygiene.?

Insomnia: It's challenging! There are tons of different ways to deal with it but it may take you a while to find yours. There are some natural ways of dealing with it by using certain supplements such as valerian root, melatonin, etc. Those are often inadequate to induce restorative sleep. A number of medications exists but this needs to be discussed with a doctor who feels comfortable to prescribe those. ...Read more

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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

As body temperature reduces at nighttime, it helps to induce sleep. ...See more

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Is there amy drugs which could give vivid dreams? Already tried all means of sleep hygiene?

Is there amy drugs which could give vivid dreams? Already tried all means of sleep hygiene?

Not designed for it: Currently there is no legal medicine that is designed to induce vivid dreams but some do have such side effects--the relatively new and famous is chantix--a medication to help people stop smoking. The dreams are quite vivid and can actually be frightening, but not all folks taking it experience such dreams. Have good and pleasant dreams, not scary ones. ...Read more

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Its beens over 2 months since I stopped taking prescription pills for sleep. I tried good sleep hygiene. Suggestions?

Its beens over 2 months since I stopped taking prescription pills for sleep. I tried good sleep hygiene. Suggestions?

Melatonin: Give melatonin a try in addition to the sleep hygiene measures. Give the melatonin several weeks to see if it works. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

If you sleep on your back, you can reduce wrinkles on your face. ...See more

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What are all of the causes of insomnia (both mental & physical)? Also, how can one treat insomnia if good sleep hygiene has failed to help?

What are all of the causes of insomnia (both mental & physical)? Also, how can one treat insomnia if good sleep hygiene has failed to help?

Many things: Could cause insomnia Speak to a physician to rule out medical issues if they do not find medical cause, it may be connected to stress. You may want to consider working with a psychologist to reduce stress. Also learning self hypnosis is a highly successful way to cure stress related insomnia. ...Read more

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How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine.??

How do you teach your body to sleep without sleep aides when you already exercise, eat right and have good sleep hygiene? And I use no caffeine.??

Magnesium, Relaxation: Magnesium deficiency is common & causes insomnia.Supplementing with mag. Glycinate or taurate or a warm bath with epsom salts before bed can help. See http://bit. Ly/1dpAi09. Relaxation techniques can be helpful- see http://bit. Ly/1w73BeJ & http://bit. Ly/1jGRrm3.Search "sleep relaxation" on youtube for guided meditations & music. Many sleep better if they turn off wi-fi! See http://bit. Ly/1igRs4g
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Sleep hygiene (Tip)

Melatonin is a natural way in which to reset our sleep cycle on long trips. ...See more

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Nightmares for 18mths, being treated with ssri but no help for nightmares any ideas? Good sleep hygiene already.

Nightmares for 18mths, being treated with ssri but no help for nightmares any ideas? Good sleep hygiene already.

See below: Keep a diary by your bedside and when have a chance record your dreams, or if you can't remember your dreams the feelings that you woke up with. There're most likely will be patterns. Keep a diary of things that happen to you during the day. Your dreams might correlate with the events in your life. Address it with a professional to tackle your nightmares along with medications for best results. ...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