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What helps if you have trouble falling asleep?

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Dr. Jahangir Ahdoot
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends wht is the cause of it.
Mostly psychophysiologic, might psych evaluation cut caffeine medical problems like hyperthyroid ned to be ruled out pain should be managed exercise 3-4 hours before sleep helpful combination of milk/banana and honey has tryptophan also helpful short cours of sleep medication can be considered meditation/breathing exercise also helpful.

In brief: Depends

Depends wht is the cause of it.
Mostly psychophysiologic, might psych evaluation cut caffeine medical problems like hyperthyroid ned to be ruled out pain should be managed exercise 3-4 hours before sleep helpful combination of milk/banana and honey has tryptophan also helpful short cours of sleep medication can be considered meditation/breathing exercise also helpful.
Dr. Jahangir Ahdoot
Dr. Jahangir Ahdoot
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good sleep hygiene

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: Good sleep hygiene

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
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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