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How can I sleep at night, instead of during the day?

How can I sleep at night, instead of during the day?

Sleep hygiene : Check out this link. Follow it daily and your body will adjust. http://www.sleepeducation.com/essentials-in-sleep/healthy-sleep-habits ...Read more

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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Is it healthy to sleep during the day and be awake at night?

Is it healthy to sleep during the day and be awake at night?

It may be but it is : Not in sync with our "natural clocks" that affect multiple things in our body like hormone releases that have evolved to reflect night and day so you may still not function at peak performance as a result in spite of a sound sleep pattern. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep at night instead of during the day?

How can I get my baby to sleep at night instead of during the day?

Limit length of naps: Your baby has one period of deep restorative sleep per day & you can push it into the night if you avoid long day naps. Waking baby during the day to feed after a 2 hr nap, and keeping it up for at least 5 min if unintrested will teach babies internal clock to get its best sleep at night. Even if up a lot the night before, don't allow > 3 hr naps. ...Read more

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Would there be any problem if i study at night and sleep during the day?

Would there be any problem if i study at night and sleep during the day?

Maybe: As long as you are consistently getting enough sleep it may be ok in the short run. But, our bodies get messages from the daylight and dark as to when to sleep and not sleep so you may find some decrease in mental and physical capacity. You may get more information from a sleep specialist... ...Read more

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I can only sleep during the day and not during the night what causes this?

I can only sleep during the day and not during the night what causes this?

You may have a: Sleep wake cycle disorder in which sleep gets out of sync. Excellent sleep hygiene is very important for you. I suggest that you see your family physician. A sleep specialist consultation may be needed. ...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 currently get about half my sleep during the day and half at night. Is that a bad thing?

I currently get about half my sleep during the day and half at night. Is that a bad thing?

Sleep pattern: Better to get 7-9 hrs in a row a day at your age. Deep sleep is important in health and may not occur with short spurts of sleep. Do the Epsworth sleep scale and if score is high ask your GP about sleep problems. ...Read more

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My 6wk baby is very clingy. During the day I use a sling but at night i want to sleep. Suggestion?

My 6wk baby is very clingy. During the day I use a sling but at night i want to sleep. Suggestion?

New plan needed: Using a sling all day essentially returns baby to the movements and closeness of the womb.Separation at night is a dramatic change. The reaction is expected. Begin gradually placing baby in the crib for longer periods between feedings so baby accepts it as a safe place. The sling is fine for temporary transport but i would retire it as an all day placement. ...Read more

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Is better for me to sleep when its night time at like 11 pm and not during day time like 6am - 1pm?

Is better for me to sleep when its night time at like 11 pm and not during day time like 6am - 1pm?

Sleep: Yes. People who work at night often sleep during the day, but if you're not one of those people then it's best to sleep at night, such as at 11 pm since your brain has a natural desire to sleep at night and is "wired" to do so. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my health if i don't sleep at night and instead i sleep during the day because i work after 9pm?

Is it bad for my health if i don't sleep at night and instead i sleep during the day because i work after 9pm?

No: Plenty of people have your work schedule, especially doctors & nurses who work in shifts, like in the hospital. They get home and darken their sleeping quarters and soundproof them as best they can and get a full "night's" worth of sleep during the day. Just make sure that you get in a healthy diet and some daily exercise and you should be fine. ...Read more

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My baby is we days old, sleeps during day and wakes during night . how to make him sleep at night and awake during day?

My baby is we days old,  sleeps during day and wakes during night . how to make him sleep at night and awake during day?

You can't, but you : can promote sleep consolidation at night between 1-4 months. Put him on his back in his crib with no loose bedding or items when he is drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm to sleep. Babies cry out during light sleep; it's easier to wait till he's fully awake before feeding if you put him in his own room. See tips on healthy children.org. Play during daylight; minimize interaction at night. ...Read more

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How come i'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

How come i'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

Sleep reversal: This is a complete reversal. There are several disorders that can do that, such as delayed sleep phase disorder. Try to avoid all medications, get up early in the morning with plenty of light, try staying awake during the day (plenty of coffee if needed - is very safe). Then you should be tired for the night. Otherwise sleep doc is useful. ...Read more

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My son is 6 weeks and 9lbs14oz. Is it ok to wake him up every 3 hour during the day so hopefully he will sleep at night or feed him his bottle on demand?

My son is 6 weeks and 9lbs14oz. Is it ok to wake him up every 3 hour during the day so hopefully he will sleep at night or feed him his bottle on demand?

Feeding schedule: In my many years of experience, babies who do not sleep more than 3 hours during the day start sleeping longer at night. Go ahead, there is no harm in trying what you propose. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do taking naps during the day affect your sleep at night?

Do taking naps during the day affect your sleep at night?

It can: Any nap in excess of about 45 min is likely to mess up your sleep cycle. A brief "power" nap of about 30 min is less likely to, but individuals vary. ...Read more

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How can I keep my 2 week old up during the day so she can sleep at night.

How can I keep my 2 week old up during the day so she can sleep at night.

Let them sleep!: Normal sleep for a 2 week old can be somewhere between 15-18 hours a day. Babies will generally start developing more normal sleeping patterns starting at 6 weeks of age. ...Read more

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Can naps during the day accumulate with the sleep you get the night after the nap?

Can naps during the day accumulate with the sleep you get the night after the nap?

Broken napping: Broken napping time is usually not the same as quality, continuous sleep at night. ...Read more

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My 8 wk old won't sleep during the day and it's beginning to effect his night sleep. Advise?

My 8 wk old won't sleep during the day and it's beginning to effect his night sleep.  Advise?

Drowsy but awake: I often find that babies who won't sleep are overstimulated. Don't insist on putting him to sleep, allow him to put himself to sleep. Feed, change, swaddle, cuddle- then lay him down while he's awake, and leave the room for 10 minutes. If awake at 10", soothe baby with soft talk, gentle touch, no more than 2-5", then leave again. Repeat. Holding, jiggling, etc can interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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I am having trouble staying awake during the day and often while driving. What should I do, I sleep just fine at night?

I am having trouble staying awake during the day and often while driving. What should I do, I sleep just fine at night?

Need evaluation: You could have narcolepsy or sleep apnea. You need to have an evaluation. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks. https://www.healthtap.com/work_with_us/jobs sleep apnea is a serious condition. Daytime sleepiness is one symptom. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sleep-apnea/ds00148/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more