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Unable to fall asleep early, tiredness, fatigue on waking up early. How to ensure proper sleep?

hi.. I am a working women, age 27, not able to get up early in the morning.. tries to sleep early by going to bed early around 9 or 9.30, but always gets late sleep, around 12pm or 1am. Feels very tired in the morning.. so getting up around 8 to 8 30 AM. Could you please help, what changes I need to make so that I can get proper sleep.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Dear Fragranceceash,
Hi! Sleep disturbances are one of the most commonest problems and you shouldn't worry much. The main information lacking in your question is that how long has it been so? Is it a recent change or it has been so since years together. If it a recent change, an evaluation into any stress or depressive symptoms should help. For this you need to visit a psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation. If it is an old problem, then please understand that the sleep requirement varies from person to person. If this is causing you some distress, then you should follow practices of sleep hygiene. You should stop or restrict your caffeine , tobacco and alcohol. Start some exercises and take a warm bath at night before sleep. Dont try too hard to go to sleep. In case you dont get sleep, instead of lying on bed and waiting, it is always wise to get off the bed, do some reading and wait untill you get some sleep. Watching TV at night is not a good idea. use of sleeping space exclusively for sleeping and not for any other work. keep the sleeping area, lit dimly.
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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