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Is going to sleeping with socks beneficial or detrimental?

I've recently read this piece: Is sleeping with socks on good for you? from "MedicalNewsToday", and supposedly reviewed by a "PhD, RN". Having moved into a poorly-insulated apartment, and being ...
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how to deal with insomnia due to depression? [closed]

When a depressed people suffer from insomnia,the risk of depression is greater than a normal insomnia patient. people struggling with depression are likely to have difficulty falling asleep which is ...
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Are long term(off label) sleep aids less prone to tolereance and withdrawals?

Seroquel(off label) and antidepressents(offlabel remeron/elavil) have become popular for sleep. Compared to Ambien(on label drugs for sleep) is there any evidence this drugs promote less tolerance ...
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Is it good for health to regularly do a nap and divide sleep into two?

I am trying to adapt to biphasic sleep. I would ideally do something like 00:00 - 06:30 and a nap from 15:30 to 17:00 (Or the sleep amount that I require to fulfill my sleep needs). I have been ...
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Sleeping 6 hours discontinuously every day

During the last year I think the 90% of the times I can't sleep for more than ~4.5 hours continuously (which corresponds to ~3 cycles), then I'm awake for ~30 minutes trying to sleep, but if I fall ...
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“Cuddle” Parties boost oxytocin? To what degree does it help with pain management and sleep?

Tis the Valentine Season, and I suppose that's why I was invited to a "Cuddle" Party the other day. Haven't heard of one? Neither had I. I didn't go because it's not my thing, but it's becoming more ...
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How to get to sleep half-an-hour / an hour earlier than the day before?

Please only state ideas that have personally helped you, in your daily experience, not a hypothetical answer from a website, that might be helpful. I have had major problems with sleep at least since ...
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What evidence does magnesium, zinc & melatonin help you sleep?

So I have read doctors/nurse practitioner have prescribed Zinc, Magnesium and Melatonin for sleep problems. Is there evidence of this and where?
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Possible to build a tolerance for the sleep hormone melatonin?

Good evening again, everybody! As my backstory goes, I am an insomniac (why you get so many questions from me). I am so fatigued, but no matter what, I just can't fall asleep... I've tried ...
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What type of food (herb, root) helps with sleep?

Right now it's 3am local time. Ideally I'd like to follow a protocol that would put me into sleep. I've just had a juicy pear - it contains sugar that gives energy etc... From that standpoint it ...
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Does sleep hypnosis actually work for insomniacs?

Has sleep hypnosis been researched and studied to be effective for helping one to fall asleep? How does it work exactly?
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Does Benadryl (=diphenhydramine) lead to tolerance? Can I use it to help with sleep?

I am an insomniac and all the sleep medications that I've been prescribed have eventually had no effect on me -- I built a tolerance to them. It's a dangerous thing because I don't want to take lots ...
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The scientific evidence of '4-7-8' breathing trick to induce sleep

I read that a simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds.Dr Andrew Weil says it works because it allows the lungs ...
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Restless Legs Syndrome treatment

Is there any certain treatment for restless leg syndrome?! my father is 52 and it's really bothering him when he wanna go to sleep (anytime of day or night). He has the most severe form of this ...