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Search found 42 matches
by lisaartis
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep & Food
Topic: Nighttime heartburn
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Re: Nighttime heartburn

Thanks for your question. I would look at avoiding eating a big meal and spicy food before bedtime. Consider eating your evening meal earlier or having a lighter meal instead. As well as fatty food, you may want to reduce the amount of processed carbs too. Citrus fruits can also increase stomach aci...
by lisaartis
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep & Food
Topic: Intermittent sleeper
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Intermittent sleeper

Hi, Bananas are an excellent source of magnesium and potassium which help relax overstressed muscles and can be ideal go-to snack before bed. They also contain all-important tryptophan to stimulate production of those key brain calming hormones. While bananas are a good sleepy food - there are also ...
by lisaartis
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep & Food
Topic: Insomnia after eating out
Replies: 1
Views: 970

Re: Insomnia after eating out

Thanks for your email. MSGs can be added to Chinese food and some people have reported varying effects such as sweating, nausea etc though there is no concrete evidence. Some people are more sensitive to MSG and you may be one of those people. Eating too close to bedtime can impact on sleep generall...
by lisaartis
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: 1 year old sleeps in our bed
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: 1 year old sleeps in our bed

Hi, Thanks for your message. Again, I would recommend you visit this website https://www.basisonline.org.uk/ - lots of advice around why babies sleep and where https://www.basisonline.org.uk/where-babies-sleep/ which you may find helpful. There are methods for this such as Gradual Retreat and Rapid ...
by lisaartis
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: Improve the sleep of a 7/8mth old baby
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Improve the sleep of a 7/8mth old baby

Hi, We don't offer specific advice to children under 12 months of age so can't directly help you with your difficulties right now. There may be many reasons why your daughter is waking, could be a growth or developmental stage. We can signpost you to some more appropriate sources of help. It would b...
by lisaartis
Thu May 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: I dread going to bed
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: I dread going to bed

Hi Chris I am sorry to hear this. I would suggest you go back to your GP and inform them the medication is no longer working. They may be able to suggest alternatives. From what you say, there's probably a lot of anxiety going on at bedtime with the tinnitus and unable to sleep. On top of that, you ...
by lisaartis
Thu May 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Can't sleep through the night
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: Can't sleep through the night

Thanks for your question. It would be interesting what time you are waking up - are you consistently getting up at the same time all the time or are some days you waking up at 7am and some 11am? You also don't mention how long this has been going on for and if something triggered why this started ha...
by lisaartis
Thu May 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Body Clock
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: Body Clock

Thank you for your question - it would be interesting to know if your friend still gigs on a regular basis? It sounds like his body clock has completely shifted so that he now feels sleepy at the wrong time. Does he find himself waking up later or does he still get up at the same time? I would sugge...
by lisaartis
Thu May 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: Night terrors
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Night terrors

Hi Steve Thanks for your post. Rather than going into more on night terrors and sleep paralysis, I've added some links below for you to have a read through and they also give you some ideas on how to help including keeping a consistent bedtime routine. Both conditions can be linked to anxiety and st...
by lisaartis
Thu May 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: so much energy
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: so much energy

Hi Maxine Thanks for your post. Excessive energy can be a symptom of an anxiety disorder like Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder and panic disorder for instance - and sleep can be affected by it. It may be worth you seeing you GP to rule out any underlying anxiety issues. Th...
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