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How to sleep better?

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Dr. Heidi Harms
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: "sleep hygiene"

Behavioral changes that can promote adequate sleep include: -keep a regular sleep/wake schedule -avoid caffeine & alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime -avoid excess physical, mental or visual (tv, reading, etc.
) activity within 3 hours of bedtime -minimize noise, light & extremes of hot & cold while sleeping -avoid large meals before bedtime -target at least 8 hours of sleep each night.

In brief: "sleep hygiene"

Behavioral changes that can promote adequate sleep include: -keep a regular sleep/wake schedule -avoid caffeine & alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime -avoid excess physical, mental or visual (tv, reading, etc.
) activity within 3 hours of bedtime -minimize noise, light & extremes of hot & cold while sleeping -avoid large meals before bedtime -target at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
Dr. Heidi Harms
Dr. Heidi Harms
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sleep

Sleep hygiene is best to try.

In brief: Sleep

Sleep hygiene is best to try.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Sleep Hygiene is Key

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: Sleep Hygiene is Key

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. Heidi Fowler
prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/in 6 hrs or alcohol/smoking w/in 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish few hrs before bed. 8. No naps. 9. Retire only when sleepy. 10. Use another time to write down problems & solutions.11. After 10-15 min of inability to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Chamomile tea, warm milk, melatonin & acupuncture help.
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