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What Can I Do To Get My Baby On A More Regular Sleep Schedule
Set a pattern: I find it helpful to push baby into "circuit training". As baby wakens/feed first; then change diaper & bathe as needed; play with baby until tired:then back to crib for 2 hrs before starting over. At night mn+ baby gets you up for feed(hope 4-5 hr sleep) but days push a feed after 2hrs rest. Your goal is to never let baby deep sleep during the day (3+hr) and to harness all sleep energy for feeds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Develop a pattern: Realize that babies are only aware of awake periods until >1yr& they sleep by drifting off like you do in a boring lecture. Use this to begin sleep training. Create a comfort place with soothing light &sound & use it for naps & nightime. Day:wake baby at the breast first, feed while strong, then do body maintaince & play while baby tires. Place back in zone for next cycle. At night baby wakes you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep hygiene.: 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. ...Read more
Sleep question: Counseling people for insomnia helps to control the cercadium rythm and allow you to sleep. Medications may be necessary for insomnia if counseling does not help. Melatonin or other meds may be needed. A good way to start is no caffiene after 5:pm and no lights in room while you sleep. Use your bed only for sleeping. During the day get some sun to set your vitamin d levels, see a sleep doc. ...Read more
My friend sleeps all day and up all night. She can't seem to get on a regular sleep schedule? Any suggestions on how to correct this?
Sorry...: ..I see you are 10 years old. HealthTap providers are asked not to field questions for individuals under 16. However, you will find many excellent answers already posted on HealthTap that address your very concern. ...Read more
Just start: As you begin your new schedule your body will adapt as long as you keep your schedule constant. ...Read more
Start now: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool;. ...Read more
Sleep issues. Anxiety. What can I do to get back on a proper sleep schedule. Asleep at 5am and up at 11am. Pains and tension and stress b/c of this.
CBT and melatonin : The best thing would be to see a sleep psychologist. Call your local sleep lab and they can refer you. You should explore what behaviors got you there in the first place. Being on the internet late at night is most common. It resets your biological clock to make you think it is still light out and therefore not time to sleep. What have just called a circadian rhythm sleep disorder delayed phase type in case you want to look it up on the internet sometime before 8 pm. I then recommend to my patients that they take melatonin two hours before their desired time. The dose is 3 to 6 mg at bedtime. I also recommend that they set the alarm clock to get up one half hour earlier every day through this process until your clock is reset. ...Read more
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