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On days that I have to get up early I usually have insomnia the night before. How to fix this problem?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: See below.
I agree with dr. Varghese-guided imagery & muscle relaxation exercises help.
I'd also add yoga & yoga breathing exercises. Your public library may have yoga dvd's you can borrow;they're also available online. Eliminate any caffeine products after lunchtime, too. If you still find your mind racing at bedtime, write everything on your mind onto a notepad before turning lights off to clear your head.

In brief: See below.
I agree with dr. Varghese-guided imagery & muscle relaxation exercises help.
I'd also add yoga & yoga breathing exercises. Your public library may have yoga dvd's you can borrow;they're also available online. Eliminate any caffeine products after lunchtime, too. If you still find your mind racing at bedtime, write everything on your mind onto a notepad before turning lights off to clear your head.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Warm foot bath
A warm foot bath or anything to help relax you is helpful.
You may try magnesium as a natural element to help you relax as well.

In brief: Warm foot bath
A warm foot bath or anything to help relax you is helpful.
You may try magnesium as a natural element to help you relax as well.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Anticipatory anxiety
Patients often comment on having some brief insomnia before an important meeting or appointment the next day.
Sometimes, they put themselves to bed at a time when they are not sleepy. This may result in frustration if they can't get to sleep and stoke a "racing mind". Try guided imagery, passive muscle relaxation, and a bedtime snack. Most important don't worry.

In brief: Anticipatory anxiety
Patients often comment on having some brief insomnia before an important meeting or appointment the next day.
Sometimes, they put themselves to bed at a time when they are not sleepy. This may result in frustration if they can't get to sleep and stoke a "racing mind". Try guided imagery, passive muscle relaxation, and a bedtime snack. Most important don't worry.
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Dr. Ranji Varghese
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