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Sleep Hygiene For Children
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Periodic insomnia: Melatonin can help with sporadic insomnia. Many conditions can contribute to insomnia. Best idea is to see a psychiatrist to investigate your insomnia and its cause(s). A sleep study may even be needed. Then the best treatment plan can be developed with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep deprivation: Everyone has a natural drive to sleep a certain amount at night. We tend to feel tired if we do not get this. What is your amount? Do you fall asleep during the day? I suggest you try to sleep 8 hours in a row at night for several days to evaluate this. Why are you not sleeping? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An adult suffers from insomnia for reasons unknown to the medical profession, who already practices good sleep hygiene, what's safe to take nightly?
Melatonin: alerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sleep deep for first 3 hours, then have trouble sleeping after. What OTC sleep aid would help this problem? I'm practicing proper sleep hygiene.
Drowsy but awake: Self soothing is a valuable skill that babies learn as newborns, when parents put them down drowsy but awake. When we hold babies until asleep, they associate parent's heartbeat, voice, rocking with sleep. Without those cues they can't fall asleep. Started as newborns, most babies learn to put themselves to sleep in 5-10", older children take longer to learn to self soothe-up to 60". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar 2/anxiety/insomnia. Sleep deficit- Exhausted in afternoon but can't nap, often get anxiety attacks in bed. Trazodone only for bedtime. HELP?
Many diagnoses: You need to return to the prescribing doctor of you medications and discuss the symptoms you are having. Start there ...Read more
19 mnth toddler, currently undergoing diagnosis for ASD. Have a good sleep routine, tried all advice, but wakes night & can't fall asleep. Melatonin?
Poor sleep 5+yrs. Had allergies 2nights ago & took benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best sleep in YEARS 2nights in a row. Is benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe as sleep aid? Need restful SLEEP
Looking for a sleep specialist for insomnia, not apnea in boston ma area. Dx'd w/delayed sleep phase, but now unable to get to sleep or stay asleep.
R/O OSA: cpap is more effective for osal. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
One for both: Research has shown that a device that positions the lower jaw forward while sleeping as is used for snoring and sleep apnea, also reduces sleep bruxism episodes. This is the only type of oral device that will actually reduce the number of bruxism events. Other dvices for bruxsim will protect the teeth and in some instances, decrease the intensity of the muscle contractions seen in bruxism. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?
Night owls: If you feel you are a night owl, but do not feel rested from your sleep, please get an assessment from a Psychologist or Physician sleep expert. The body clock can be reset if you desire to sleep more at night, and if your lifestyle is more night owl, a sleep Psychologist can work in detail with you to create interventions to help you get the best quality rest from your sleep. Don't give up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer