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Question about sleep and health ?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Common question

As always, appropriate diet, exercise and an appropriate search for happiness.
Not always easy to find in the rush and bustle of our modern world. We often survive rather than live.

In brief: Common question

As always, appropriate diet, exercise and an appropriate search for happiness.
Not always easy to find in the rush and bustle of our modern world. We often survive rather than live.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good sleep is needed

For good health. 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: Good sleep is needed

For good health. 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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