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Tobacco cessation and insomnia. How do I stop the insomnia?
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Exercise
I suggest exercising daily, start meditation, turn off the tv early, no caffeine at night and no alcohol.
These are helpful as you learn good sleep habits. You could eat a small container of greek yogurt to help calm you down. This site has good tips http://www.Cci.Health.Wa.Gov.Au/docs/info-sleep%20hygiene.Pdf.

In brief: Exercise
I suggest exercising daily, start meditation, turn off the tv early, no caffeine at night and no alcohol.
These are helpful as you learn good sleep habits. You could eat a small container of greek yogurt to help calm you down. This site has good tips http://www.Cci.Health.Wa.Gov.Au/docs/info-sleep%20hygiene.Pdf.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep hygiene
Agree w. Dr. Washington.
1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress &.

In brief: Sleep hygiene
Agree w. Dr. Washington.
1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress &.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
pillows. 4. Use the bedroom only for sleep & sex. Have work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hs prior to your regular bedtime. 6. No caffeine within 6 hours; alcohol & smoking within 2 hrs of bedtime. Alcoholism is a major cause for insomnia. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hours before bedtime. 8. No naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleeping, not for work or watching TV. 10. Designate another time to write down problems & possible solutions in the late afternoon or early evening, not close to bedtime. 11. After 10-15 minutes of not being able to get to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk. Lavender oil in bath or lavender scent on pillow. Melatonin is very helpful. Acupuncture often works well for insomnia.
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