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Please advise how to sleep better?
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
12 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep hygiene
In medicine we call it sleep hygiene - this includes - setting regular times to go to bed to insure a good 6-8 hours of restful sleep, no caffeine-type products in the evening, the room should be quiet, cool, and dark, you should have a comfortable mattress and pillow too! trying to not go to bed too upset or anxious helps- meditation before bed, also - not exercising too late in pm. Good luck!

In brief: Sleep hygiene
In medicine we call it sleep hygiene - this includes - setting regular times to go to bed to insure a good 6-8 hours of restful sleep, no caffeine-type products in the evening, the room should be quiet, cool, and dark, you should have a comfortable mattress and pillow too! trying to not go to bed too upset or anxious helps- meditation before bed, also - not exercising too late in pm. Good luck!
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
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
hrs 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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