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Why Do I Have Much Trouble Sleeping In A Hotel Than At Home
Sleep hygiene tips: Try any that apply: 1) Keep a regular sleep schedule (same time in/out of bed), 2) quiet, dark room - no TV/music, 3) use bedroom only for sleep/marital relations, 4)if no sleep in 20min, leave room until sleepy, then try again (repeat as needed), 5)No caffeine after noon/no alcohol at bedtime, 6)write worries in a journal by bedside, then deal with them next day,7) No success in 6 weeks? See doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from insomnia due to a lot of anxiety and stress in office and home. I am unable to sleep and wake up early in the morning. Pls help?
Seek treatment: Your dilemma is not an uncommon one, and there is help in the form of psychotherapy and medication, if necessary. Call your pcp for a referral. For now, work on your sleep hygiene. Take a look at these very helpful and important tips: http://media.Psychologytools.Org/worksheets/english/guidelines_for_better_sleep.Pdf. ...Read more
What to do if I have had flu/cold for four days, trouble sleeping, how much longer will this last?
Cold symptoms: The first 3-4 days of a cold are the absolute worst! Frequently people start to turn the corner at about day 4-5. This is a good time to assess as to whether you should see a doctor if you are not doing as expected. ...Read more
I have trouble sleeping too much. With nothing to fill my days i tend to sleep 12+ hours. I have had these sort of problems for ever..Any help?
Get Checked Out: Hmm...Sleeping a lot like that for a while may be a number of things, and you should see a sleep specialist. A young person like you with daytime sleepiness may have a condition called narcolepsy. You need to be evaluated. And...Very important...Never drive sleepy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If one is not in any physical pain, but has trouble sleeping, takes Valium and then sleeps much better, is this unequivocally a mental health issue?
There can be other: Reasons for sleep disturbances, including physiological causes, not just psychological ones. Since it is not advise able to use sleep aids for extended periods, after 2-3 wks you may want to get a sleep evaluation. Talk to your physician. If it is physical you should know why it is happening if its psychological talk to a psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here's a great list: Do's and Don'ts are clearly listed on this handout: http://counselingservice.vassar.edu/docs/Sleep%20Hygeine%20Handout%20for%20Clients.pdf Relaxation breathing pattern w/ eyes closed and self-hypnotic suggestions of sinking deeper on each long, smooth exhale w/ shorter smooth inhales helps too. Rest and relaxation till then. Best! ...Read more
See below: Are these new symptoms? Initially, i would suggest talking to your primary care doctor to assess why are you having anxiety, insomnia, etc. Your next steps should be taken based on whether the cause of your sx has been established. Meanwhile, you can practice relaxation (you can google the script); sleep hygiene, stress management to help you decrease tension. Good luck! ...Read more
Relax: Try to relax at bedtime. Keep the room dark, cool, quiet. Avoid caffeine or alcohol. Try some deep breathing exercises. If you don't feel tired, get out of bed and go into another room. Try some light reading. Avoid the tv or computer as this stimulates the posterior brain regions. Use the bedroom for sleep and not as a reeding room. Intercourse may help you to relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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