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What is the best time to sleep for a teen who wakes up at 4 in the morning?

What is the best time to sleep for a teen who wakes up at 4 in the morning?

Why 4am?: If your teen must arise at that hour for some reason, the bedtime revolves around stage of growth/development to get adequate rest. A 14yo(growth spirt) may need 10 hrs while a 16 yo may get by on 8.Any less is trouble. If the kid awakens at 4 & can't get back to desired sleep, you should discuss the issue with your dr.Falling asleep during routein daily activities is a sign of inadequate sleep. ...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 right time to sleep at night and wake up in the morning.And what is the way to increase energy of my body?I feel very tired when playing .

What is the right time to sleep at night and wake up in the morning.And what is the way to increase energy of my body?I feel very tired when playing .

Sleep pattern: You must set a definite sleep pattern. It cannot be hit or miss. That is you can't go to sleep at 10 pm and1am the nest night. At your age you should be getting at least 8-10 hours sleep at night. Set a pattern now, and stick to it. ...Read more

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Heard that the best time to sleep for the body to recouperate is from 10 pm to 2 am thus it's best to sleep by 10 pm.Is it true?

Heard that the best time to sleep for the body to recouperate is from 10 pm to 2 am thus it's best to sleep by 10 pm.Is it true?

Not necessarily : Everyone's circadian rythm is a bit different so it could be different for different people ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep does our bodies need . What is the best time to sleep?

How many hours of sleep does our bodies need . What is the best time to sleep?

As above : Usually between 6-8 hours, since we r creatures of habit it is good to practice sleep hygiene , by always sleeping at the same time and waking up at the same time. ...Read more

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I just started working 12am-8am i'm having trouble adjusting. When would be the best time to sleep and eat? And how often should I eat? I need tips!

I just started working 12am-8am i'm having trouble adjusting. When would be the best time to sleep and eat? And how often should I eat? I need tips!

Same basic schedule: Just as you probably did before starting shift work, you likely had an hour or two of quieter time that prepared your body and mind for sleep. This may have included a snack as well. You should follow the same general pattern with one important new practice. You should completely avoid exposure to the natural morning sunlight (sunglasses). Have a small meal. Unwind for an hour then get to bed. ...Read more

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I take mirtazapine 15mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg at bed time to sleep i was wondering if i desided to stop taking it what would be the best way to do so ?

I take mirtazapine 15mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg at bed time to sleep i was wondering if i desided to stop taking it what would be the best way to do so ?

Stop which one ?: First of all, Mirtazapine is an antidepressant . Don't stop taking it without discussing with your prescribing md. That said, if you are taking Mirtazapine you should sleep well enough that you would not need the ambien (zolpidem). So i will assume you want to go off ambien (zolpidem). Taper it. Lower it to 1/2 tab and see if you still sleep ok, then 1/4 tab, and if ok, then stop. ...Read more

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My teacher's eye power is terribly dimishing day by day, she is really tensed ,she does not have time to sleep,she is always working on computer overnight and teaching all morning what should she do.

My teacher's eye power is terribly dimishing day by day, she is really tensed ,she does not have time to sleep,she is always working on computer overnight and teaching all morning what should she do.

Teacher questions: hello, your teacher needs to be asked more questions. does she wear glasses? what is her medical history? these are questions she needs to answer so we can better assess her. thanks! ...Read more

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When is the best time to check your heart rate? When going to sleep and when i first wake up in the morning it's lower. During the day it's higher.

When is the best time to check your heart rate? When going to sleep and when i first wake up in the morning it's lower. During the day it's higher.

Healthy Hearts: Heart rates vary from moment to moment and from activity to activity. I know of no reason for a young man to be checking his heart rate repeatedly throughout the day and see nothing of concern about this in your health history on your profile. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old. What is the recommended time to sleep and wake up? I find myself dosing off after i wake up from sleeping 7h. I sleep 11pm to 6am.

I am 16 years old. What is the recommended time to sleep and wake up? I find myself dosing off after i wake up from sleeping 7h. I sleep 11pm to 6am.

Variable: Kids that are still growing or have heavy study schedules or both need a minimum of 9 hours. Extra activities like sports can add to the requirement. After growth stops and schedule lessens, most can get by on 8. Memory difficulty, diminished academic or athletic performance or drowsy periods during the day suggest the need for more sleep. ...Read more

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I have a one year old son .. He is waking up way too much at night .. Is this a good time to sleep train him ? He sleep in the crib in his own room .

I have a one year old son .. He is waking up way too much at night .. Is this a good time to sleep train him ? He sleep in the crib in his own room .

Sleep : Try these things: A. A quiet time to settle down. B. A white noise source in the room C. A dark room. D. Give the bottle or cup before bed and not in it. E. Give him a blanket that you cuddle him with. F. Put him in bed at the same time. G. Let him fuss a bit to find a sleep position. H. Respond to night calls slower and with a set wait time. I. Be patient it does go away. ...Read more

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When I take melatonin, I sleep well, but I usually wake up in the middle of the night. When I don't take it, I take long time to sleep, but don't wake?

When I take melatonin, I sleep well, but I usually wake up in the middle of the night. When I don't take it, I take long time to sleep, but don't wake?

Melatonin: Melatonin supplements can help regulate the sleep-wake cycle by chemically causing drowsiness and lowering the body temperature. The fact that it's helping you to fall asleep but you wake up in the middle of the night suggests you may have some underlying medical causes for early morning awakening, such as sleep apnea or depression. You should avoid drinking any alcohol before bedtime. See a doc. ...Read more

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What is the best time to exercise .. ? Night , morning .. Before sleep?

Depends: On your body's natural preference. Many prefer to exercise in am when they have most energy to start day. I personally prefer to exercise after work as I am not a "morning person" and enjoy running to decopress after a full day. Howver, it is not recommended to exercise before bed so your sleep will not be delayed or interrupted. ...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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I got a hard time to sleep! What can I do ??

I got a hard time to sleep! What can I do ??

Sleep hygiene.: You need to get on a regular sleep schedule. 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

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I cannot get to sleep before 2am. I can I adjust my time to sleep. Thanks?

I cannot get to sleep before 2am. I can I adjust my time to sleep. Thanks?

Regular routine: Sleep is truly crucial to our well being,& vital for our health. Everyone has different sleep needs, Sleep specialists recommend the following: caffeine only in the morning, exercise to relieve stress of your work day at the end of the day before dinner, tub soak after dinner, relaxing tea like sleepy time, no alcohol , bed used only for sleep and sex, not tv or even reading, meditation helpfu ...Read more

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What is an optimal time to sleep? Or does it not matter, like only the duration matters?

During the night! : Your sleep/wake cycle evolved along with your loss of a tail and walking upright on two feet... To optimize the probability of your survival to child bearing age. Don't take any of it for granted! the human brain functions best with 7-8 hours of sleep. Humans have traditionally capitalized on the hours of daylight to be awake and the night hours to allow the brain to rest ; restore. Sleep at nite! ...Read more

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Im in big trouble. Tomorrow is my exam and i don't have a time to sleep. Please help me so that i can't sleep for 14 hours.

Im in big trouble. Tomorrow is my exam and i don't have a time to sleep. Please help me so that i can't sleep for 14 hours.

Preparing 4 exam: Walking around, reading out loud the testing prep materials you have, use cold towel to wipe your face. If too sleepy, take a nap at your desk for 30min but make sure you set alarm. Good luck on your exam. ...Read more

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What should I do to motivate myself? Every time i wake up in the morning, i just feel sad about waking up, it's as if i'd rather sleep..

What should  I do to motivate myself? Every time i wake up in the morning, i just feel sad about waking up, it's as if i'd rather sleep..

Eval/Counseling.: Is it a new sx? Set up small, achievable goals to help you with sense of accomplishment. Involve help of friends/family. Look at what helped you in the past to stay organized, motivated. Practice self-care routine, sleep hygiene, relaxation, exercise, proper nutrition. You can also enlist the help of psychologist to help you with symptoms and to guide you through the process. Good luck! ...Read more