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It's so difficult to fall asleep. I'm up all hours of the night. I lay down feeling tired. Lay there for a bit. Then bam wide awake. What can I do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Start w good sleep

Hygiene. If that doesn't do the trick - see your physician for evaluation.
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.

In brief: Start w good sleep

Hygiene. If that doesn't do the trick - see your physician for evaluation.
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile tea, warm milk, melatonin or Lavender oil in bath or on pillow.
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