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What work best to treat insomnia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep hygiene

Agree with dr. Hines.
1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows.

In brief: Sleep hygiene

Agree with dr. Hines.
1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows.
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another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hs prior to your regular bedtime. 6. No caffeine within 6 hours; alcohol & smoking within 2 hours of bedtime. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hours before bedtime. 8. No naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleeping, not for work or watching TV. 10. Designate another time to write down problems & possible solutions in the late afternoon or early evening, not close to bedtime. 11. After 10-15 minutes of not being able to get to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk. Lavender oil in bath or lavender scent on pillow. Melatonin is very helpful. Acupuncture often works well for insomnia.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep Hygiene

Have good sleep hygiene.
Go to bed the same time every day, wake up the same time every morning. Avoid caffeine or alcohol. Keep your bedroom dark, and relatively cool.

In brief: Sleep Hygiene

Have good sleep hygiene.
Go to bed the same time every day, wake up the same time every morning. Avoid caffeine or alcohol. Keep your bedroom dark, and relatively cool.
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