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How to get better sleep?

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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Routine

Establish a sleep routine: no electronics in bed, no caffeine past noon, in bed same time every night, consider melatonin.

In brief: Routine

Establish a sleep routine: no electronics in bed, no caffeine past noon, in bed same time every night, consider melatonin.
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Doing slow deep breathing exercise for 15-20 minutes before the bed may help on top on above listed things discussed. Depending on the underlying cause if it is a benign cause may take couple of months to get better. If wakes up in the middle of the night can do it agin if one wishes
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Important question

Make sure your bedroom is very dark and quiet, eliminate or minimize caffeine [coffee, tea, chocolate, soda], take a warm bath or shower before sleeping, no tv or a computer before sleeping [the intense light will activate your brain].
Medical problems, depression, anxiety or stress can interfere with your sleep. See your doctor who can help. Hope this answer helps.

In brief: Important question

Make sure your bedroom is very dark and quiet, eliminate or minimize caffeine [coffee, tea, chocolate, soda], take a warm bath or shower before sleeping, no tv or a computer before sleeping [the intense light will activate your brain].
Medical problems, depression, anxiety or stress can interfere with your sleep. See your doctor who can help. Hope this answer helps.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Dr. Valerie Cacho
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Improve your sleep

#1 Make sure you don't have a sleep disorder. Common ones are sleep apnea, restless legs, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders # 2 Examine your stress, diet and exercise levels # 3 Develop a nighttime ritual to help you relax prior to sleeping.
Take a warm shower, sit quietly and focus on your breathing, turn off your phone for this # 4 Talk to a sleep doctor. See my profile for more info.

In brief: Improve your sleep

#1 Make sure you don't have a sleep disorder. Common ones are sleep apnea, restless legs, insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders # 2 Examine your stress, diet and exercise levels # 3 Develop a nighttime ritual to help you relax prior to sleeping.
Take a warm shower, sit quietly and focus on your breathing, turn off your phone for this # 4 Talk to a sleep doctor. See my profile for more info.
Dr. Valerie Cacho
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