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I have trouble sleeping at night. My sleeping problem also affects my school work. What can I do to help or fix my sleeping problem?

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Relax

Sleep problems are common, but need to be treated.
Exercise early in the day, avoiding caffeine (especially after 4pm), and turning off all screens (tv, computers, video games) 2 hrs before bedtime ~ they all stimulate your brain and make it harder to fall asleep. Get into a routine: read a book, play a board game, meditate, etc before bed. Melatonin can also help. See your doc if not better.

In brief: Relax

Sleep problems are common, but need to be treated.
Exercise early in the day, avoiding caffeine (especially after 4pm), and turning off all screens (tv, computers, video games) 2 hrs before bedtime ~ they all stimulate your brain and make it harder to fall asleep. Get into a routine: read a book, play a board game, meditate, etc before bed. Melatonin can also help. See your doc if not better.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Root it out

Seek evaluation. A thorough history and sleep habits questionnaire as well as exam and possibly some blood tests will help your doctor help you.
Sleeping pulls are habit forming so you want to make sure you need one without a doubt. Many conditions can cause sleep problems. Treating the underlying problem will help your insomnia.

In brief: Root it out

Seek evaluation. A thorough history and sleep habits questionnaire as well as exam and possibly some blood tests will help your doctor help you.
Sleeping pulls are habit forming so you want to make sure you need one without a doubt. Many conditions can cause sleep problems. Treating the underlying problem will help your insomnia.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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