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Having trouble falling asleep at night ? Is reading for work a bad idea at night?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
To many people with work related stress may pour over their work before bed.
This increases stress. Don't watch the late night news, stressful as well. Anything that heightens stress before sleep will make falling asleep more difficult!

In brief: Yes.
To many people with work related stress may pour over their work before bed.
This increases stress. Don't watch the late night news, stressful as well. Anything that heightens stress before sleep will make falling asleep more difficult!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Not the way to go.
Retire & rise same time each day.
Keep bedroom dark & cool & use 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. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.

In brief: Not the way to go.
Retire & rise same time each day.
Keep bedroom dark & cool & use 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. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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