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What is the best way to approach sleep training?

What is the best way to approach sleep training?

Patience is perfect: Teaching yuor child to sleep does not happen overnight. Like all other developmental skills, some pick it up quick and some need a lot of practice. Start at an early age - encourage even yur infant to learn "self-soothing". Then have a bedtime routine that you are consistent with, but don't put your child in bed asleep. They need to learn to fall asleep in their own bed environment. Be patient! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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What is the best method of starting aerobic conditioning?

What is the best method of starting aerobic conditioning?

Heart rate up & up!: All exercise can be cardio! even circuit weight training! but running, walking, biking, or any number of indoor activities will suffice. Get your heart rate to at least 70-80 percent of its max: 220-age in years! and keep it there for 30m 3x per week. I advise all my sports med pts to get a heart rate monitor. Initiall your hr will be high for any level of effort, but will lower as you improve. ...Read more

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What is the best method for determining ideal body weight?

What is the best method for determining ideal body weight?

BMI is ok: Bmi or body mass index is an ok way to calculate your ideal weight. Using pounds and inches: bmi = ( weight in pounds / ( height in inches x height in inches ) ) x 703 bmi prime is the bmi/25. This gives a percentage that you may be overweight (1.34= 34% overweight). ...Read more

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What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

What is the best solution for sleep apnea besides that machine?

Some helpful hints: There are things that can be done to help lessen symptoms and depending on severity, may eliminate them. Weight loss, avoidance of sedating chemicals or medications, avoiding supine sleep can help. There is an oral device that a dentist can make and some medical therapies from an ENT that can help. Pap therapy is still the gold standard treatment and splints the airways open. ...Read more

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Is interval training the best method of working out?

Is interval training the best method of working out?

Not one best method: It really depends on your goals intervals are certainly helpful especially to build strength and endurance you still need to do distance to build endurance you also still need to work on speed by working on speed drills, plyometrics and flexibility i also believe cross training is very helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best sleep medicine?

What is the best sleep medicine?

One working 4 you : The best medicine for any condition is the one that works well for you without causing significant side effects/dependency, and you can afford it. There are quite a few available now, but depends on what type of sleep trouble you have--some can't fall asleep, others wake in middle of night or too early in am etc..Talk to your doc for appropriate rx. U may only need sleep hygiene. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best method to diagnose GERD?

What is the best method to diagnose GERD?

See your doctor: or a gastrointestinal specialist. If your symptoms are consistent with GERD, the doctor might prescribe a medication such as Pepcid (famotidine) or other as a trial, which would be both for treatment and diagnosis (if it works, that may be the diagnosis). Other testing, done by the specialist could include an endoscopy to look directly at the esophagus and stomach and possibly take a specimen to test. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Keep a good sleep hygiene that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. The best sleeping position is either on the back or the side. Both positions support the spine and the neck and helping to prevent injuries in the future. ...Read more

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What is the best method to have a healthy body?

What is the best method to have a healthy body?

Heredity, diet & : Exercise. You have no control over your heredity but it affects your health. Eat a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day; exercise at least 150 minutes/wk; maintain healthy weight and a circle of good friends. All easier said than done! ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep while pregnant?

What is the best way to sleep while pregnant?

Depends: Sleeping on your left side may help get more blood to the baby and is especially important for women who are obese, have twins, have diabetes, lupus, or high blood pressure. If you are young and healthy with no medical problems you can sleep however you want. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fall a sleep faster?

What is the best way to fall a sleep faster?

Have excellent sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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What is the best way to change an infant's sleep cycle?

What is the best way to change an infant's sleep cycle?

With a tired changer: Most infants sleep, eat, poop and pee because of their very basic needs and underdeveloped nervous system. They have to learn everything. They develope patterns just like adults. To change a pattern you have to do the same thing over and over for 21 days. When you want the baby to sleep don't respond to their requests so quickly let them lay. Wake them up at the time you want them up. ....More. ...Read more

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What is the best way to do strength training at home?

What is the best way to do strength training at home?

It depends: A collection of free weights of graduated weight (or sets that come with magnetized extra weights that attach to barbells) are a good way to do strength training at home. If you are just starting, it might be helpful to work with a trainer once or twice to make sure your form is good and avoid injuries. Always start with low weights and only add weight when it is easy to do 8-12 repetitions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sleep early?

What is the best way to sleep early?

Sleep: Sleep early by relaxing an hour before you want to go to bed. Turn off all electronic devices , stop texting, listen to soft music and take a warm bath . Go to sleep around the same time each day. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ready the mind for sleep?

What is the best way to ready the mind for sleep?

Through excellent: Sleep hygiene. 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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What is the best surgery method for piles?

What is the best surgery method for piles?

Your choice one: When medical management fails and surgery is indicated your surgeon will offer you several types of procedures, from stretching ( Lord procedure ) rubber band , fulgarization electric or laser , or excision etc The one you choose is the best Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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What is the best approach to finding the right Exercise and Nutritional regimen?

What is the best approach to finding the right Exercise and Nutritional regimen?

Exercise : I would seek out a nutritionist to help with your diet. In reference to exercise, a certified personal trainer but be careful. Truly research their background and how they got their certification. Look for someone with a college degree in exercise science or kinesiology. ...Read more

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What is the best method for pile in your bum?

What is the best method for pile in your bum?

Various: Most heal by themselves, but may require numbing cream, diet modification, less straining, less time sitting on toilet or even surgery. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852 ...Read more

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What is the best way of treating gas at night?

What is the best way of treating gas at night?

Simethicone: Or gasx. Also avoid gas producing foods such as beans, broccoli etc. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective weight loss program that really works?

What is the best and most effective weight loss program that really works?

Weight Loss Program: Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xuhyfx5l0pg&feature=youtube_gdata_player. ...Read more

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