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Trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep on trips. What is safest sleeper?

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In brief: Melatonin

Consider the use of melatonin, which is an over-the-counter supplement.
If you have any health conditions or take other medications/supplements please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist.

In brief: Melatonin

Consider the use of melatonin, which is an over-the-counter supplement.
If you have any health conditions or take other medications/supplements please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Melatonin + great

1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating.

In brief: Melatonin + great

1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime. 8. No naps & go to bed only when sleepy. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions. 10. After 10-15 mins of inability to sleep, go to another room & read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile tea or warm milk.
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