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Strategies to promote better sleep in these uncertain times
- By Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH, Contributor
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Really helpful. I´m still trying to achieve a good night sleep, with no “nightmares” That actually makes me feel quite tired in the morning.
Thank you !
What about taking Tylenol pm every night to sleep?
Recent guidelines recommend against using diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Tylenol pm and most over the counter sleep aids, as there is limited evidence of benefits compared to known potential harms.
An excellent article. The point about connection between sleep and immune system should be emphasized in the current pandemic. The impact of stress, anxiety and lack of sleep on the immune suppression is vital. Cannot always be quantified but is clinically well established.
REALLY, THIS IS A GOOD COACHING FOR BETTER SLEEP IN THE NIGHT.
Thank you! I am glad this is helpful to you and others at this difficult time.
This is a good blog with very helpful information. During this time of the pandemic, I’ve found myself experiencing more nightmares than usual. I am a mental health therapist who practices many of the recommendations in this blog. However, not all of them. I’m going to do my best to implement more of these suggestions and monitor the outcome.
Thanks for this “better sleep” blog and I wish the best of rest for those of you who are experiencing trouble sleeping.
Due to the ongoing problem there many things that have changed in my life, I have been through a lot of problem but this is the only thing that has made to be scared that sometimes I feel like am failing to breath properly and my heart bit has increased what can I do ? and Is true that if someone thinks about something especially if it is a disease In a negative he? she might even develop some symptoms?
You can click on some links and find some specific resources on breathing techniques.
In these difficult times , I suggest all health, exercise , food tips are sent free to public as a social service.
It would be greatly helpful.
Thanks for this very helpful article. I especially appreciated the guidance about not staying in bed more than 20 minutes if you’re just not able to get to sleep. I’ve wondered whether it’s better to stick with it or change focus and try again later, and now I know.
This was very helpful, informative information about sleep. Thank you.
Very good and helpful tips on sleep.
Liked the discussion and will try and apply it.
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