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I want to go to sleep during class. What can I do to get my energy back?

I want to go to sleep during class. What can I do to get my energy back?

No one answer: There are always suggestions for getting faster and better sleep, but no one therapy or answer fits everyone. It may depend on your eating habits, exercise, meds, supplements, heredity, etc. If this becomes a major problem, consult your dr. (may need a sleep study>). ...Read more

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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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I barely ever can get to sleep i need help!?

I barely ever can get to sleep i need help!?

First to find cause: First eliminate known causes of insomnia.Get a sleep study done & tx, if needed.Learn & follow sleep hygeine rules. How many hours of sleep u get? Proper tx of any psychiatric conditions, leading to insomnia. Stop, if using illicit drugs or alcohol. Try hypnotics prescribed by an M.D. R/o physical causes. R/o insomnia, caused by meds u r taking? Keep same sleep routine. P p p pcp p p. ...Read more

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What should I do to get better sleep at night?

What should I do to get better sleep at night?

Tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do I relax to go to sleep when I have a cold?

How do I relax to go to sleep when I have a  cold?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?: You might try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in a small amount to 1) dry up the mucus and 2) make you feel drowsy. Use a neti pot to rinse your sinuses to clear the mucus, if this feels comfortable. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also relax some people. If you manage to relax and to fall asleep, your recovery time will be helped. ...Read more

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How do I fall asleep when i want without and sleep type drugs to could you help me get to sleep?

How do I fall asleep when i want without and sleep type drugs to could you help me get to sleep?

Suggestions: I would suggest some sleep hygiene helps. Keep a schedule, if you don't fall asleep within 15 minutes, get up and do a quiet activity until you get sleepy, avoid alcohol before bed, avoid exercise before bed, and see a sleep physician if you continue to have trouble. ...Read more

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Why do they have to put you to sleep when you get your butt implant/lift?

Why do they have to put you to sleep when you get your butt implant/lift?

Anesthesia: Getting a major surgical procedure done can be extremely invasive and painful if you are in a conscious state of mind so general anesthesia will help you withstand the procedure and help the surgeon perform the procedure more efficiently. ...Read more

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What to if I am tired and i can't get to sleep i really want to know how to pass out?

What to if I am tired and i can't get to sleep i really want to know how to pass out?

Psychiatrist/SleepDr: Chances are you have shifted your sleep schedule, have a psychiatric condition, a primary insomnia, or a primary sleep disorder. I would see a psychiatrist first and then a sleep doc if you have a shifted sleep schedule, an epworth sleepiness scale score >10, (type this into your browser and score it). In the interim you can take melatonin 3 mg two hours before bedtime (script not needed). ...Read more

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What to do if I have like a psychological insomnia. how do I force myself to go to sleep?

What to do if I have like a psychological insomnia. how do I force myself to go to sleep?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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I want to know what do I do in order to not get bad breath?

I want to know what do I do in order to not get bad breath?

Oral hygiene: Brush your teeth and tongue, and floss daily. See your dentist regularly. Avoid foods like onions and garlic. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble sleeping. What do you recommend I do to get a good night's sleep?

What to do if I have trouble sleeping. What do you recommend I do to get a good night's sleep?

Sleep suggestions:: Regular sleep schedule, especially time to get up. Minimize light before sleep period, including tv & computer. Don't go to bed hungry or right after a big meal. Avoid or minimize caffeine & alcohol. Exercise regularly, but not within 3-4 hrs before bedtime. Use relaxing pre-sleep routine (warm bath, light snack, reading). Bedroom temp at 60-68f. Learn relaxation skills. Find sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I usually get headache during fasting, what do I need to do to avoid that.?

I usually get headache during fasting, what do I need to do to avoid that.?

Eat frequency: You may want to eat more frequently, less at a time. Morning headaches are rough tjough. ...Read more

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Having trouble going to sleep.never get drowsy. feel like i have lost my ability to go to sleep.what do i need to do..

Having trouble going to sleep.never get drowsy.
feel like i have lost my ability to go to sleep.what do i need to do..

See PCP: First check medications or substances thaty decreases sleep as caffeine, chocolate & derivatives alsom OTC & certain natural meds>? Good sleeping habits are important. Avoid late super, late strenuous exercises Then try melatonin 1 hr before sleep 3 to 6 mg if it does not works see PCP or sleep specialist ...Read more

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What might I do to get to sleep quickly and easily?

What might I do to get to sleep quickly and easily?

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 many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you sleep, what do you do to get a maximum air circulation?

I wanted to know when you sleep, what do you do to get a maximum air circulation?

Important Question: Thanks for this important question. Healthy sleep depends upon good air circulation in order to provided comfort and to maintain adequate oxygen levels. To ensure good air circulation, open windows at night when possible. Central air conditioning can be helpful. Make sure filters are clean and temp is comfortable. Simple fans can be used to help circulate the air. Practice good sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if i kinda need to sleep now. What can I do to help me sleep better n relax?

Should i be worried if i kinda need to sleep now. What can I do to help me sleep better n relax?

Sleep hygiene is key: Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used 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. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath, lavender scent. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get over being sick while pregnant. How do I stop wheezing so i can sleep at night?

See your doctor: If you are wheezing at night- imperative that you share this with your primary care and ob/gyn doctors.You need clarity about what is causing the wheezing and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I get anxiety when I get or going to get into a physical fight?

What to do if I get anxiety when I get or going to get into a physical fight?

Getting into fights: Is something that should be avoided whenever possible. The anxiety you have may be trying to let you know that you need some help to reduce the number of problematic interactions with other people. Consider speaking with a psychologist about both your anxiety and your tendency to get into fights. ...Read more

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Can't sleep. When i do, i never stay asleep, and sometimes i can never go back to sleep. I don't know what to do to make it better. Please, help.

Can't sleep. When i do, i never stay asleep, and sometimes i can never go back to sleep. I don't know what to do to make it better. Please, help.

Sleep hygiene: Lots of issues. Seeing as how this was written in the early morning hours, it may have to do with technology and excess light that it turning off your body's natural sleep rhythm. Lights from computer and phones can do this in as little as 1-2 weeks and may be long-standing. Work on sleep hygiene and healthy sleep habits. Wake up at the same time everyday and no naps. See sleep dr if needed. ...Read more