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Natural home remedy for sleeping disorders besides valerian?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Melatonin
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 least 2-3 hr.

In brief: Melatonin
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 least 2-3 hr.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Robert Grieco
I agree with it all. One more suggestion , if you don't fall asleep in 15 min get out of bed and go back when sleepy
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good sleep hygeine
Insomnia doesn't always need a pill (rx or supplement).
Try these: consistent bedtime and wake up time. No naps. No/very little alcohol. No caffeine (found in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate) after noon. No reading/tv/ipad/etc in bed--"the bed is for sleep or sex and nothing else". Sometimes avoiding exercise at night helps too. These won't fix it immediately, but over time--healthier sleep!

In brief: Good sleep hygeine
Insomnia doesn't always need a pill (rx or supplement).
Try these: consistent bedtime and wake up time. No naps. No/very little alcohol. No caffeine (found in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate) after noon. No reading/tv/ipad/etc in bed--"the bed is for sleep or sex and nothing else". Sometimes avoiding exercise at night helps too. These won't fix it immediately, but over time--healthier sleep!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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