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Sleeping Tips For Adults
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
Some adult diapers seem to work better than others. Any recommendations for nighttime for 115 lb formerly 5'5" thin frame lady. Sleeping thru night 92?
Adjustable depends: You are indeed on the slender side--should be proud to have such figure in these days and age. Anyhow, adult diapers are not one-size fits all. You should you look for the ones that are adjustable to allow better fitting/wrapping around your body/frame to minimize leakage. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything that can help me sleep? I've tried every piece of advice for establishing good sleep hygiene. I've tried valarien root, melatonin, and OTC sleep aids. Those seem to wind me up. I stay wide awake for 48 hours then i sleep for 6 hours but
Get : Get yourself an appointment with a sleep medicine specialist in your area. It may take some work/time, but there is help available and you can lead a normal life with proper management. Yes, chances are that you may have to manage this condition from now on. It may be best to look at the management of insomnia as a hobby rather than a project, much like the management of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some helpful ways to get some sleep, my father, 51, always has trouble sleeping and is up for hours?
Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet & dark room, minimize caffeine & alcohol, use relaxing pre-sleep routine, use bedroom only for sleep & sex (no tv, eating, reading, etc.). Talk to a sleep specialist or http://greeleypsychologist.Com/sleep.Xhtml for more details. ...Read more
1-2 mg: The correct dose of melatonin is 1-2 mg, taken around 9 pm - which is when natural melatonin starts to rise. Start with the lowest dose. For some people the 3 mg dose can actually increase insomnia. Good sleep hygiene helps sleep - dark cool bedroom, no computers or tv after 9pm or so, no late exercise, for instance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a better sleep aid other than clonidine for a 4 and 5 year old cause its not keeping the kids sleep?
Best natural sleeping remedys for insomnia, sleeping disturbance? Instead of having to take sleeping pills / painkillers to sleep?
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Bring activities: Airplane flights can be a great time to work on crafts and practice writing numbers and letters. Make sure you bring along plenty of activities (remember the attention span of a preschooler is about 15-20min!). Also bring their favorite blanket or stuffed animal to help them take a nap. Bring some easy to eat finger food snacks such as cheerios, dried fruit, cut up veggies, etc. Make it fun! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sleep Hygiene: Proper sleep hygiene habits which include set bedtimes and rise time, avoidance of alcohol, tobacco or caffeine within 5 hours of bedtime, no watching TV in bed, reading in bed, eating in bed, pets in bed or watching the clock during periods of being awake. Also avoid daytime naps as this contributes to inability to sleep well at night. ...Read more
Alighnment: "one of the main reasons we use pillows has to do with the complicated relationship between our heads, necks, and spines. When a person is walking upright during the day, the head and neck are held in vertical alignment over the spine by a complex arrangement of muscles and tendons. During sleep, however, many of these muscles relax, causing the head to fall backwards or forwards." wisegeek.Com. ...Read more
See you take : Trazodone ; melatonin. Would encourage sleep medicine specialist evaluation at this point. Do you have good sleep hygiene? Retire ; rise same time @ day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool- use only for sex ; sleep. No 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 bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: There are literally dozens upon dozens of reasons for dying from both reasons, usually cardiac or pulmonary origins. Heart attacks, collapsing lungs, serious infections, severe allergic reactions, acute trauma, bleeding from a wound in the wrong part if the body, severe overheating or severe cold, old age, the list goes on and on ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer