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What is the best time of day to exercise if I want to sleep well at night?

What is the best time of day to exercise if I want to sleep well at night?

Not close to bedtime: Exercising close to bedtime -- within 3 hours -- may keep you from falling asleep. Aside from that, any time that you find convenient is probably ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is the best hour to make exercises? At morning or at night to get tired and help sleep fast?

What is the best hour to make exercises? At morning or at night to get tired and help sleep fast?

Probably AM: If you exercise at night, you're going to release endorphins that may keep you awake. Although everyones different. There are certain people that hit the gym early am to get a good night's sleep and some can do it right prior to sleep. However, i think generally speaking your best bet is am or mid-afternoon. ...Read more

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How is the best way to educate my sleep time? Its hard to me to sleep at same hour, and I prefer to work at night. I need to take care of myself.

How is the best way to educate my sleep time? Its hard to me to sleep at same hour, and I prefer to work at night. I need to take care of myself.

Routine: If you mean what is the best way to have a good night sleep, having a good routine at bedtime is the best. Always go to bed around the same time and use the bed only for sleep and intercourse. Do not watch tv right before going to sleep. Do not exercise close to bedtime. Do not have a lot of alcohol or heavy meals in the evening and especially before bedtime. Always wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to exercise and should you do it before or after eating?

What is the best time of day to exercise and should you do it before or after eating?

Anytime: There is no best time. Workout when you feel like it. Not only will it help you to put more effort into it but also make it more enjoyable. So people workout in the morning because they feel energized afterwards. Some like to work out at night because they have more energy then. Most prefer to eat after (may feel sick if running on a full stomach) or have a small snack before to give you energy. ...Read more

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How important is it to get 8 hours sleep per night? Is it important to sleep the same hours each night too? How important is it to get 8 hours of sleep each night during the same schedule of hours? Would i perform better at work if i did? Would i remem

How important is it to get 8 hours sleep per night?  Is it important to sleep the same hours each night too? How important is it to get 8 hours of sleep each night during the same schedule of hours?  Would i perform better at work if i did?  Would i remem

Sleep : Sleep requirements are a very personal thing. Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order to feel awake and fully functional the following day. There are those few select individuals who can get by with fewer hours of sleep and be unaffected by it and there are others that require more. The key is getting to a level of rem sleep, so called because it is noted that the eyes move rapidly. This is the most restful stage of sleep where the body recharges itself. Individuals cycle into and out of rem sleep several times a night. This is why it is important to have a sufficient amount of time asleep in order for the body to recover from a days activities. The most important aspect of sleep is to maintain a regular sleep and wake pattern seven days a week. Follow the link for information regarding good sleep habits. ...Read more

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What is the best time to train .. Night or morning .. Is it good to train before sleeping .. ?

What is the best time to train .. Night or morning .. Is it good to train before sleeping .. ?

ALL good: There's a huge amount of junk out there about diet, timing, etc., etc., for fitness training. The bottom line is to train hard and smart as you can and is safe for you. You've never heard ahnold or an olympian say, "i train at thus-and-such a time of day." keep doing what you're doing, don, or step it up and you'll be doing a good thing for yourself and others. ...Read more

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If i'm going to get 5-6 hours of sleep each night, what is the best way to make the most of that and ensure that i feel as well-rested as i can?

If i'm going to get 5-6 hours of sleep each night, what is the best way to make the most of that and ensure that i feel as well-rested as i can?

By getting the best: Quality of sleep possible. Use good 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, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on. ...Read more

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Gud day doc. I want to know if what is the advisable maximum time for me to be in front of a computer.

Gud day doc. I want to know if what is the advisable maximum time for me to be in front of a computer.

Depends: For most, 2 hrs is the upper limit of prolonged screen time. It is always important to vary up your routine and rest the eyes that stare at the monitor. Entertainment media is plentiful: phones, computers, videos, etc. Use your common sense. Keep healthy and active with outdoor activities. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest or best food to eat or tea to drink right before going to sleep so that I will have good dreams and feel great in the morning?

What is the healthiest or best food to eat or tea to drink right before going to sleep so that I will have good dreams and feel great in the morning?

Caffeine free: you want a tea that is free of caffeine for starters, cause the caffeine could act as a stimulant. There is Level B evidence to support the claim that chamomile possesses anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties and may have clinical applications in the treatment of stress and insomnia. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stay at a comfortable temperature when I sleep?

What is the best way to stay at a comfortable temperature when I sleep?

Depends: Typically it is easier to fall asleep in cooler environments than warmer environments. As we enter rem sleep our ability to regulate our internal body temperature ceases. So a consistent temperature in the room, not too cold or warm, is preferable. Moreover, if you are prone to night sweats, having light, loose fitting pajamas, rather than tight, thick clothing may not be the best. ...Read more

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If u get up at 6:30 am what is the latest time to go to bed an still get a reasonable amount of sleep?

If u get up at 6:30 am what is the latest time to go to bed an still get a reasonable amount of sleep?

Tools for Sleep: We go through a variety of cycles from light to heavy sleep and it seems that when we wake up in a lighter sleep you are not as tired throughout the day. The website sleepyti.Me has a calculator to find an optimal time. There are a variety of monitors that you can buy such as jawbone's up or the zeo at around $99. They track your sleep waves and try to wake you up during lighter phases of sleep. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take vitamins if you work night shifts?

When is the best time to take vitamins if you work night shifts?

Doesn't matter: Vitamins are a product that tries to assure that your metabolism has its components available for use. When it is taken in a 24 hour period is of little or no importance. Most of the components will be flushed out of the body within 24 hours. If you are a vitamin person, simply taking it at a regular time every day is sufficient. ...Read more

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Do i need to sleep at night or is the day fine too?

Do i need to sleep at night or is the day fine too?

Night-shift-workers: Often, working adults prefer to sleep at night, but night-shift workers don't have that luxury, so they sleep during the day. As long as you get adequate sleep, average 8hours, it does not really matter when you sleep. If u sleep all day, u don't need to sleep during night--you can train your body to reverse this. It will take time, but very doable. If having problems, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much sleep should my 1-year-old be getting? Please answer specifically when it comes to number of hours at night and at her nap time. Thank you!

How much sleep should my 1-year-old be getting? Please answer specifically when it comes to number of hours at night and at her nap time. Thank you!

15 hours of sleep: 4-12 months old: 14 - 15 hours per day up to 11 months of age, as an example, while up to 15 hours is ideal, most infants old get only about 12 hours sleep. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/sleep-children. ...Read more

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What is the best combination of sleeping pills to take if I want to sleep for 12 hours?

What is the best combination of sleeping pills to take if I want to sleep for 12 hours?

Advice: I do NOT like combinations of sleeping pills, as these are potentially harmful, especially if you have a sleep disorder. Instead, might try Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) very safe, or Melatonin, 3 mg,, also very safe. ...Read more

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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