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When Do I Need To Get Sleep
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Eat frequency: You may want to eat more frequently, less at a time. Morning headaches are rough tjough. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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.
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