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What is the best way to fall asleep fast?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Initiate sleep

Good sleep hygiene = relax properly 30mn before sleep, not engage in hi-brain stimulation activities shortly before (gaming for hours, bright light into eyes), long periods of rest during day, no use of coffee tea closed to bedtime, well balanced healthy lifestyle 8h work + 8h sleep +daily fitness program. Exercise drain stress from brain.
Anxiety = problem initiating sleep as brain keeps working.

In brief: Initiate sleep

Good sleep hygiene = relax properly 30mn before sleep, not engage in hi-brain stimulation activities shortly before (gaming for hours, bright light into eyes), long periods of rest during day, no use of coffee tea closed to bedtime, well balanced healthy lifestyle 8h work + 8h sleep +daily fitness program. Exercise drain stress from brain.
Anxiety = problem initiating sleep as brain keeps working.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good sleep hygiene

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: Good sleep hygiene

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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