11 doctors weighed in:
What helps when you have trouble falling asleep?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
Depends on the nature and cause of the insomnia.
If this is new and related to a stressfull event, it will get better with the resolution of the stress. If it is chronic, you need to see a sleep specialist, keep a sleep diary, and determine if behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, or sleeping pills are appropriate.

In brief: Several things
Depends on the nature and cause of the insomnia.
If this is new and related to a stressfull event, it will get better with the resolution of the stress. If it is chronic, you need to see a sleep specialist, keep a sleep diary, and determine if behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, or sleeping pills are appropriate.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. RAMESH KAUL
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep Hygiene
Proper habits at bedtime include avoidance of stimulants ie: caffeine, alcohol, exercise and anxiety.
Darkening the room, keeping a cool temperature, sound free with a comfortable bed to go to sleep. Diet: foods/drinks such as milk, turkey rich in melatonin and l-trytophan. Avoidance of television, computer, phone and other distractions. Sometimes sleep aids are advised such as benedryl or ambien (zolpidem).

In brief: Sleep Hygiene
Proper habits at bedtime include avoidance of stimulants ie: caffeine, alcohol, exercise and anxiety.
Darkening the room, keeping a cool temperature, sound free with a comfortable bed to go to sleep. Diet: foods/drinks such as milk, turkey rich in melatonin and l-trytophan. Avoidance of television, computer, phone and other distractions. Sometimes sleep aids are advised such as benedryl or ambien (zolpidem).
Dr. RAMESH KAUL
Dr. RAMESH KAUL
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Use good sleep
Hygiene. 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, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.

In brief: Use good sleep
Hygiene. 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, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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