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Dr. Heidi Fowler
23 Doctors shared insights

Sleeping Safety (Overview)

Sleeping safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding suffocation, strangulation, or injuries while sleeping.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
23 Doctors shared insights

Sleeping Safety (Overview)

Sleeping safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding suffocation, strangulation, or injuries while sleeping.


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What is the safety temp for my child to sleep in?

What is the safety temp for my child to sleep in?

Safe temperature: What is comfortable for you is comfortable for yourchild, namely 68-70 degrees. ...Read more

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Sleeping Better (Checklist)

Go to sleep at the same time every day
Once
Wake up at the same time every day
daily
Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
daily
Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
Daily
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Sleep tips for baby?

Sleep tips for baby?

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 more

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Best time for sleep?

Best time for sleep?

It depends: On u activity and what u need to do, but sleep hygiene is important. Which mean be consistent when u go to sleep and when u wake up in the morning. ...Read more

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Living with Sleep Apnea (Checklist)

Use your CPAP regularly
Once
Get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly
daily
Don't drink alcohol
Once
Never drive when you're sleepy
Once
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How to deal with my sleep?

How to deal with my sleep?

I am sorry but there: Isn't enough to determine what your problem with sleep is. I will provide information on sleep hygiene basics. If you need more specific info then please clarify and re-ask. 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I can sleep?

What to do if I can sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Good sleep hygiene. Use bed for sleep only. No caffeine before bed and no big meal before bed. Listen to soft music. No tv or anything that is activating you mind. You should also see your doctor for medication option. ...Read more

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I can't sleep, what to do?

I can't sleep, what to do?

Sleep Hygiene is key: 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

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How to get quality sleep?

How to get quality sleep?

Sleep hygiene.: You need to get back on a schedule for sleep. To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Shoot for 6 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more

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Why cant I sleep at night?

Why cant I sleep at night?

Many causes: There are many causes of insomnia. You need to see a doctor for a routine exam and blood tests to make sure there is nothing going on like hyperthyroidism that could be the cause. Here are some things to try in the meantime: if you smoke do not smoke 3 hours before going to bed, don't drink any alcohol (it disrupts sleep cycle), no caffeine 12 hours before bed, no electronics 3 hours before bed. ...Read more

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Why can't I sleep normally?

Why can't I sleep normally?

See a dr: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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What advice to get to sleep?

What advice to get to sleep?

Here are some tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Can't sleep between 1 and 2?

Can't sleep between 1 and 2?

Sleep: This is normal in a significant few. ...Read more

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I can't sleep. What can I do?

I can't sleep. What can I do?

Sleep hygiene tips: 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

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How can I regulate my sleep?

How can I regulate my sleep?

Insomnia: Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.

http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/guide/insomnia-symptoms-and-causes#1 ...Read more

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Why do I sleep all the time?

Why do I sleep all the time?

See Doctor: There are a million reasons why you might be sleeping all the time. Obstructive sleep apnea, depression, lack of exercise, poor sleep hygiene, medications, etc. The only way to narrow this long list down is to make an appointment with your primary doctor and review your history in detail. Sometimes a sleep study can be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I can't sleep, what can I do?

I can't sleep, what can I do?

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months
please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc.
Google sleep hygiene
you may need short term meds like ambien
cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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How many hours should I sleep?

How many hours should I sleep?

Sleep: Studies have shown in most people less than 6 hours and 8 hours decreases morbidity and mortality ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,051 Doctors shared insights

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