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Desperate for ways to get a good nights sleep?

Desperate for ways to get a good nights sleep?

Use great sleep : Hygiene. 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv in room. 5. Finish eating at >. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Can you tell me how I could get a good nights sleep?

Can you tell me how I could get a good nights sleep?

Sleep hygiene.: 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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What are some of the best ways to get a good nights sleep?

What are some of the best ways to get a good nights sleep?

Zzzzzzzzz: Sleep hygiene techniques work fairly well. You can google the words "sleep hygiene" & you will get details. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a good nights sleep after being awake for 30 hours?

What can I do to get a good nights sleep after being awake for 30 hours?

30 hours - yikes !: Are your hyped up? If so, try something to de-stress like deep breathing exercises. If you have cyclic problems with marked changes in mood energy level- then please notify your doctor. Keep bedroom dark & cool. Turn off tv. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, or chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Using fitbit. Im a mess so need to know how to get a good nights sleep?

Using fitbit. Im a mess so need to know how to get a good nights sleep?

Fitbit: This is used to measure the quality of sleep. Not sure why u r using it if it is interfering with your sleep. Recommend trying sleep hygiene techniques & talking to your doctor about the need to continue using the devise, . ...Read more

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Are there any health risk to taking 6 benedryl everynight to get a good nights sleep?

Are there any health risk to taking 6 benedryl everynight to get a good nights sleep?

Wow: Please don't. Excessive doses of anti histamines will cause you increased risk for hypertension, tachycardia, abnormal irregular heart beat and render you completely brain dead for hours upon awakening. Please do not take that much benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I need to get some sleep tonight. Can I take 1 Xanax, (alprazolam) 0.5 and 1 Percocet to get a good nights sleep? Thank you

I need to get some sleep tonight. Can I take 1 Xanax, (alprazolam) 0.5 and 1 Percocet to get a good nights sleep? Thank you

Not recommended: It's always best to use medications as prescribed. Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting. So is Percocet (oxycodone + acetaminophen). Both can also cause confusion & increase risk of falls. When used together, risk increases dramatically. So does death rate. Talk to your Family Doc about your insomnia. Consider OTC options. Research sleep hygiene. And avoid sedative-hypnotics like Ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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I fell at work and bruised my ribs i haven't really been able to get a good nights sleep is there a certain way I should be sleeping or just cowboyup?

I fell at work and bruised my ribs i haven't really been able to get a good nights sleep is there a certain way I should be sleeping  or just cowboyup?

Tough situation!: Bruised and/or broken ribs are painful. It seems like no position is comfortable for sleeping. You might try sleeping in a recliner if you have one. I've even had patients who found it most comfortable to sit at a table and lean forward on pillows to sleep. An anti-inflammatory medication may help if you can take one without adverse symptoms. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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I'm unable to get a good nights sleep and when I wake up, the first thing i have to do is throw up. Could this be caused by sinus drainage?

I'm unable to get a good nights sleep and when  I wake up, the first thing i have to do is throw up. Could this be caused by sinus drainage?

Very much so: If you already notice during the day you have significant sinus symptoms of congestion, difficult with nasal breathing, post nasal drip. When you sleep your post nasal drip may "pool" significantly in the back of the throat so that when you arise in the AM it stimulates your gag reflex. Also significant sinus disease can alter sleep quality related to breathing disturbances. ...Read more