Insomnia Specialists North Providence RI
4yrs and up
West Warwick, RI
West Warwick, RI
2 -end of life
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Trouble falling asleep
Having trouble getting back to sleep
Waking up too early
Most people will have trouble falling asleep from time to time. It is usually nothing to worry about. Stress, like the loss of a job or a death in the family could cause problems falling asleep. Certain medicines can make it hard to fall asleep. Drinking alcohol or eating too close to bedtime can keep you awake, too.
Insomnia is called chronic (long-term) when it lasts most nights for a few weeks or more. You should see your doctor if this happens. Insomnia is more common in females, people with depression, and in people older than 60.Tips for better sleep
Go to bed and get up at the same times each day.
Avoid caffeine, nicotine, beer, wine and liquor in the four to six hours before bedtime.
Don't exercise within two hours of bedtime.
Don't eat large meals within two hours of bedtime.
Don't nap later than 3 p.m.
Sleep in a dark, quiet room that isn't too hot or cold for you.
If you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and do something quiet.
Wind down in the 30 minutes before bedtime by doing something relaxing. Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Being older doesn’t mean you have to feel tired all the time. There are many things you can do to help you get a good night’s sleep. Here are some ideas.
Follow a regular schedule. Go to sleep and get up at the same time each day, even on weekends. Napping in the late afternoon or evening may keep you awake at night.
Develop a bedtime routine. About 30-45 minutes before bedtime each night, do the same things so your body will know that it’s time to sleep. Some people watch television, read a book, listen to soothing music, or soak in a warm bath.
Your bedroom should be dark, not too hot or too cold, and as quiet as possible.
Be sure you have a comfortable mattress, a pillow you like, and enough blankets for the season.
Exercise at regular times each day but not within 3 hours of your bedtime.
Make an effort to get outside in the sunlight each day.
Be careful about when and how much you eat. Large meals close to bedtime may keep you awake, but a light snack in the evening can help you get a good night’s sleep.
Stay away from caffeine late in the day. Caffeine (found in coffee, tea, cola, and hot chocolate) is a stimulant that can keep you awake.
Drink less liquid in the evening. Waking up to go to the bathroom and turning on a bright light breaks up...