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Not getting proper sleep. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:This is Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:Fine Thanks ! How about u Doc ?
Doctor:I am good, thank you
User:Can i put my query to u Doc ?
Doctor:please go ahead
User:I dont get proper sleep in the night now a days ... Any remedy for this ...
Doctor:Since when do you have this problem?
User:probably a month or so..
User:i do work out whenever i get time .. average 3 days a week ...
Doctor:How old are you?
User:28 years
Doctor:Do you drink any coffee/tea near bedtime?
User:i do travel very frequently as i handle the entire west for XXXXXXX in government vertical
Doctor:The most important treatment is something called sleep hygeine
User:OK ... what is this Doctor ???
Doctor:This means that you need to the following
Doctor:First, fix a time to sleep and get up
Doctor:Avoid napping in the day
Doctor:Avoid the following 4-6 hours before bedtime
User:that is a challenge for me as i dnt follow a fix time to sleep... Usually post 11 pm
Doctor:tea, coffee, alcohol. spicy and sugary foods
Doctor:Exercise regularly but not just before bed time
Doctor:Next, use the bed only for sleeping
Doctor:Dont use it to work
Doctor:Try and block all noise and light
Doctor:Then there are some relaxation techniques like yoga, XXXXXXX breathing
Doctor:They would help you relax
User:i do suffer from Nasal blocks very frequently and recently i took a prescription for the same from an ENT ...
Doctor:that could contribute
Doctor:Was the treatment effective?
User:the sleepless XXXXXXX is there before i had started the treatment ...
User:not that much ...
Doctor:Where do you stay?
User:I stay in XXXXXXX ...
Doctor:lets finish the sleep hygeine part,
Doctor:we'll then address this
Doctor:Warm milk and bananas are also said to help people sleep
Doctor:A warm bath and some reading also can help
Doctor:Did you follow what I said?
User:Yes Doctor
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