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Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:Experiencing Sleep disorder. Need help
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Hello
Doctor:Please proceed with your question
User:My sleeping time is awkward..due to my work timings..
Doctor:ok
User:Even if i keep a stop on my work for few days..and try to be in home early ...then also i ma not able to sleep immly....it hits me someway around 1 AM
User:wanted to know ...
User:how can i change this..given that i can manage my work from 14 hrs day to 8 hrs a day..
Doctor:When your sleep cycle is disturbed this can heppen
User:ok
Doctor:There is no easy solution to this
User:okie
Doctor:You need to decide what is good for you
Doctor:you have to make up your mind about how many hours you have to work
Doctor:You should not compromise on your sleeping
Doctor:because that affects your health
Doctor:so, as long as you don't get adequate sleep, you will be compromising on your health
Doctor:Only you can decide about how important your job is
User:Eventhough from past few days iam packing my days work in 8 hrs...but still i am not getting sleep...before 1AM...iam sitting idle for just those hours...
Doctor:I can understand\
Doctor:what you need to do is, try and go to sleep as soon as you can
Doctor:don't drink any coffee 6 hours before your planned sleeping hour
Doctor:exercise regularly
Doctor:and when you go to bed, switch off all lights
User:Even i am doing the same ...and cmg early...to home..still the same.
Doctor:if you try to sleep at the same time every day, after about 2 weeks, you will be able to sleep by that time
User:ok
Doctor:It takes some time
Doctor:so be patient
User:For those 1-2 weeks do you suggest me to go for any mild sleeping pills...
Doctor:try and go to bed every day at the same time
Doctor:no
Doctor:you should not use any medicines
Doctor:just try and sleep at the same time every day
User:ok..
Doctor:don't watch any TV while trying to sleep
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:i do this..as i stay alone in my home...and my habit is to watch TV while going to sleep..
Doctor:no
Doctor:you should switch off TV
Doctor:switch off everything and go to sleep as soon as possible
Doctor:anything else?
User:ok..
User:That will be all..Thanks
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:thanks for using the chat
Doctor:goodnight
Doctor:bye
User:U too...wc
Doctor:hi
Doctor:welcome back
Doctor:do you have any more questions?
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