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How can I go to sleep faster and fix my sleep pattern?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Sleep hygiene

Always start with good sleep hygiene: go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; discontinue all caffeinated beverages after lunch time; no heavy meals at least 3 hours before bedtime; no watching tv, no reading in bed - teach your body and mind that when you go to bed, you go there for the sole purpose of sleeping.
If these simple measures do not help, see your physician.

In brief: Sleep hygiene

Always start with good sleep hygiene: go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; discontinue all caffeinated beverages after lunch time; no heavy meals at least 3 hours before bedtime; no watching tv, no reading in bed - teach your body and mind that when you go to bed, you go there for the sole purpose of sleeping.
If these simple measures do not help, see your physician.
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: A/W Dr. Atanasov

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, along w light reading or warm bath.

In brief: A/W Dr. Atanasov

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, along w light reading or warm bath.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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