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How to reduce stress and sleeplessness?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: how do you get rid of stress that keeps you awake?
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Answered by Dr. Ravi Soni (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Identifying the psychological issues will help

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing through HCM.

I have read your query and understood your concerns.

Few questions:
1. Do you have any recent stress in your life?
2. Do you sleep during day time? What do you do during day time?

I feel that identifying the cause for stress and resolution of the same will help a lot. If you do not have any noticeable stress in your life then life style modification with proper sleep hygiene will help.

Following are some tips:
1. Wake up at regular time daily.
2. Go for jogging or walking in the morning for 40 to 50 minutes.
3. Do not sleep during afternoon hours.
4. Do not drink alcohol or take any other activating drugs. Do not take tea, coffee or cola after 4.00 PM.
5. Use bed for sleep only.
6. Do not work on laptop or watch TV just before going to bed. Stop all the activities before 10.00 PM.
7. Take a bath before going to bed.
8. Listen to your favourite music during bed time.
9. Read books if you are not getting sleep.
10. You should not have TV in your bedroom.
11. Get up from the bed if you are not getting sleep, do some work or read something.
12. Maintain your daily routine strictly.
13. Drink a cup of warm milk before bed.

I hope that when you follow above tips, you shall have enough sleep. Doing some activity during day time will make you fatigue and you can have good night time sleep. When a person grows older, sleep duration and quality decreases because of ageing. It is very important to maintain daily routine in such a way, so that you shall be tired towards evening and get enough sleep.

Hope I have answered your query. If you do not have further query then close the discussion and rate the answer.
Wish you good health.

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How to reduce stress and sleeplessness?

Brief Answer: Identifying the psychological issues will help Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for writing through HCM. I have read your query and understood your concerns. Few questions: 1. Do you have any recent stress in your life? 2. Do you sleep during day time? What do you do during day time? I feel that identifying the cause for stress and resolution of the same will help a lot. If you do not have any noticeable stress in your life then life style modification with proper sleep hygiene will help. Following are some tips: 1. Wake up at regular time daily. 2. Go for jogging or walking in the morning for 40 to 50 minutes. 3. Do not sleep during afternoon hours. 4. Do not drink alcohol or take any other activating drugs. Do not take tea, coffee or cola after 4.00 PM. 5. Use bed for sleep only. 6. Do not work on laptop or watch TV just before going to bed. Stop all the activities before 10.00 PM. 7. Take a bath before going to bed. 8. Listen to your favourite music during bed time. 9. Read books if you are not getting sleep. 10. You should not have TV in your bedroom. 11. Get up from the bed if you are not getting sleep, do some work or read something. 12. Maintain your daily routine strictly. 13. Drink a cup of warm milk before bed. I hope that when you follow above tips, you shall have enough sleep. Doing some activity during day time will make you fatigue and you can have good night time sleep. When a person grows older, sleep duration and quality decreases because of ageing. It is very important to maintain daily routine in such a way, so that you shall be tired towards evening and get enough sleep. Hope I have answered your query. If you do not have further query then close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish you good health.