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Search found 39 matches
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Droping off to sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Droping off to sleep

Sorry to hear that, it's very frustrating when you can't fall asleep or stay asleep. I can see that you're obviously practicing some good sleep hygiene. You don't say what hot drink you have before bed, if it's caffeine then swap to a caffeine free alternative. There are also a couple of other thing...
by lisaartis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Alcohol and REM
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Re: Alcohol and REM

Thanks for your question. Sleep patterns are altered during the first part of the night after drinking alcohol. The immediate and short-term impact of alcohol is to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and you end spending more time in deep, slow-wave sleep. However alcohol reduces rapid eye move...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Anxiety and alcohol
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: Anxiety and alcohol

As I suffer with terrible anxiety I use alcohol to help calm me down to sleep. Without it I cannot get off but I admit my actual sleep is poor and broken after a few hours? But I cannot do this alone? Hi castleberg Thanks for your question. I am sorry to hear you are suffering with anxiety. Is this ...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Sleep problem
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: Sleep problem

Hi lacemaker Thanks for posting this. When people don't sleep well, they tend to gravitate towards alcohol as a sleep aid because it does initially relax you and help you fall asleep. However, it does interrupt your sleep later on in the night causing lots of brief awakenings (which you won’t rememb...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: How to fall asleep without alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: How to fall asleep without alcohol

I sometimes have a glass of alcohol before going to bed but wake up with a headache. Why is this? Hi amaradnas, thanks for your question too. The reason you wake with a headache is because alcohol causes dehydration. It encourages too much water to be flushed out of your body which will dehydrate y...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: How to fall asleep without alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: How to fall asleep without alcohol

Hi tretre013, and thanks for your question. Alcohol is a commonly used sleep aid with many believing that alcohol helps them to fall asleep and sleep better throughout the night. Too much alcohol, especially late at night, can play havoc with sleep patterns – losing valuable sleep and disrupting vit...
by lisaartis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Children & Sleep
Topic: My 9 year old daughter talking in her sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: My 9 year old daughter talking in her sleep

Hi Shakhera Sleep talking is classed as a Parasomnia as it is abnormal behaviour that happens during sleep. However it is not something to worry about - nor should you be concerned over what she says! It does tend to occur more in children and men and most children do grow out of the habit. I know y...
by lisaartis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Children & Sleep
Topic: 5 year old keeps staying up
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: 5 year old keeps staying up

Hi Thanks for your question. It's hard knowing the full picture online, with more detail, but here are some thoughts and ideas to try. It seems like your son is staying awake because he wants to see you. If he is missing you, could you leave him a little note every night that Daddy could read to him...
by lisaartis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Children & Sleep
Topic: 2 year old keeps waking up
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: 2 year old keeps waking up

Hi Sofia I'm sorry to hear this, it's extremely difficult for everyone involved when a child doesn't sleep. It's hard online to fully understand exactly what is going on without further detail from you but here's some thoughts How long has this been going on? Was there anything that happened that ki...
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