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Dr Aarti Bakshi is a psychologist licensed by the Rehabilitation Council of India.
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Sadiqulla Question by Sadiqulla on Feb 12, 2023Hindi
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Dear ma'am I am having a sleeping problems for last 5 to 6 years iam not taking my regular sleep,for Last 6years iam using sleeping pills kindly guide how to take regular sleep without any medicine.

Ans: Dear Sadiqulla,
Ways to ensure better sleep are:
1. Sleeping at the same time, daily.
2. Eat enough- do not be overstuffed or eat too little, in both cases sleep eveades.
3. Restful dark environment helps sleep.
4. Restrict all digital gadgets atleast 90 minutes before sleeping.
5. A tiny preparation for the next day supports you to sleep without a care.
6. Avoid all day naps, long walks help too.
Melatonin, a hormone supports sleep which builds with the above methods. Do revert on your progress.
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Ans: I can only recommend good "sleep hygiene". This is what the American Association of Sleep medicine recommends:

Follow these tips to establish healthy sleep habits:

Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations.
Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep.
Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy.
If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed. Go do a quiet activity without a lot of light exposure. It is especially important to not get on electronics.
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Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
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