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I have trouble staying asleep, fall asleep no problem but wake up several times. I take melatonin pills with no success. Dont want to take more pills.?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep Hygiene is Key
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: Sleep Hygiene is Key
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sleep study
Your symptoms may suggest "obstructive sleep apnea".
While you sleep you may not breathe effectively and this causes you to wake up.Ask you dr for a "sleep study", as this is treatable with a device to help your airways to stay open.Left untreated "osa" can lead to more severe problems.

In brief: Sleep study
Your symptoms may suggest "obstructive sleep apnea".
While you sleep you may not breathe effectively and this causes you to wake up.Ask you dr for a "sleep study", as this is treatable with a device to help your airways to stay open.Left untreated "osa" can lead to more severe problems.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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