Sleep Hygeine

About "Sleep Hygeine"

The habits that help you get a good night's sleep is called sleep hygiene. The habits that can help you are, limiting daytime naps, sleeping and getting up at a fixed time every day, avoiding caffeinated drinks before bedtime, avoiding fatty foods at night, and exercise.

Related Terms: Sleep Disturbances, Lack Of Sleep, Sleeping Problem, Anxiety, Exercises, Inability To Sleep, Yoga

Recently Answered Questions

Despite taking medicine for stress and mental health, I am not getting sleep. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am not getting good sleep. I have stress, mental pain, irritation, agony, and bullshit thinking. I am diabetic, and I need a rest for a few days. I am taking Amixide, Mirtaz 30 mg, Lonazep MD 0.25 mg, Teneligliptin 1000, Zoryl MV 2, Rejuveron active, and Sunvit gold. After taking these...  Read Full »
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Along with medicines, you need to maintain sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene includes fixing a time for going to bed and getting out of the bed at a set time after sleeping. Go for a regular morning walk for 35 minutes and follow it five times a week. Do some deep breathing ...  Read Full »
How to get sleep at the time I want to?
Query: Hello doctor, I cannot sleep at my usual timings. I took half Bromazepam tablets of 3 mg. Tell me how much time would I sleep now?  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are taking an anti-anxiety drug and so stress and anxiety might be the reason for not having timely sleep. As far as sleep hygiene is concerned, stress should be avoided through medication and behavioral counselling so that you can get proper sleep. Yoga, medita...  Read Full »
Could my insomnia be due to increase in Zoloft dosage?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking 100 mg of Zoloft for a number of years. On 14th, my doctor added another 50 mg which I take at bedtime. For the past few days, I have been experiencing severe insomnia and can rarely sleep for more than an hour at a time. In addition, I have begun taking 25 mg of Se...  Read Full »
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The increase of the dose of Zoloft (Sertraline) can cause sleep problem, as you are facing currently. To manage this, you can change the time from night to morning or afternoon. If you altogether stop night doses of Zoloft (return back to 100 mg per day), then this s...  Read Full »
Can I take Practin and Decdan to gain weight?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. My height is 5 feet 3 inches and I weigh 41 kg. I need to put on weight. I have fast metabolism. Can I take Practin and Decdan tablets? It is suggested by one of my friend. Thank you.  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The tablets Practin (Cyproheptadine hydrochloride) and Decdan (Dexamethasone) would just add water retention in the body and not increase the muscle mass. So once you leave it, your body shall return back to low weight itself. So, Practin and Decdan are not recommende...  Read Full »
Please help me quit maladaptive daydreaming.
Query: Hello doctor,I am going through maladaptive daydreaming. I have been dealing with this for long. I tried several ways to quit but I cannot. I do not take any medication right now. Please help me quit this.  Read Full »
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no medication for daydreaming. Learn to occupy yourself.   Sleep well. Write down your thoughts. Note down how many episodes you have daily so you will be aware if there is a decrease in your episode. Read good books. Use your daydreaming ...  Read Full »
My TSH is slightly elevated. Should I consult an endocrinologist?
Query: Hello doctor, I got my blood tested, and the TSH is slightly elevated. Should I consult an endocrinologist? I have been suffering from a sleeping disorder for the last three years but never diagnosed with thyroid or any other disease except vitamin D deficiency. I am tackling my insomnia with exe...  Read Full »
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and read each one of your reports that you have provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The slightly high TSH is insignificant and can be safely ignored. It could also be due to not sleeping properly as improper sleep can...  Read Full »
My daughter finds it difficult to fall asleep. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My 6 year old girl is showing unusual behavior from the last few weeks. She has a problem in sleeping. She says that she could not sleep. Sometimes, she wakes up after 2 hours of sleep and starts crying. It will last for at least 2 hours, and then she again goes to sleep. She says her t...  Read Full »
Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham
Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand that you along with your child are going through tough time.The weight of your child is a little bit more than expected for that age. Encourage her to play outdoor games and do regular exercises.Avoid watching television or movies that have an impact on her ju...  Read Full »
Is there any medicine to control anger?
Query: Hi doctor, I am not able to control my feelings and getting so much of anger. My heartbeat is getting increased. I do not know what I a doing at that time. I am just scolding my friends, family, etc. But, after some time, I feel regret on thinking about that and will get into depression. Sometimes,...  Read Full »
Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The first step is to prevent yourself from acting out during anger episodes. While getting angry, either do reverse counting from 20 to 0 or deep breathing. After calming down give logical suggestions to yourself against losing temper in that particular situation. Log ...  Read Full »
Shall I use drugs to get sleep?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from glomerular kidney disease. I am facing sleepless nights for more than one to two months. Shall I use drugs to get sleep?  Read Full »
Dr. Kahlil Subramanian
Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You try to exclude diet such as white flour products, sugar, tea, coffee, chocolates, cola, fatty foods, fried foods, excessive use of salt and strong condiments. Breakfast should contain fresh fruits, dried fruits and whole cereals. Lunch should consist of large mixed sa...  Read Full »
Is there any treatment available for sunken eyes?
Query: Helo doctor, The area under my eyes has sunken over a period of time. It has caused a  dark circle to appear below my eyes. I read about 'enophthalmos', a possible cause of this. Is there any treatment available for it? Where should I start?  Read Full »
Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your eyes do not seem to be sunken. Do you use spectacles? Persons using spectacles may sometimes feel that their eyes are sunken. If you are still in doubt, you can consult an ophthalmolo...  Read Full »


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