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Search found 42 matches
by lisaartis
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Perfect Sleep Environment
Topic: Fibromyalgia
Replies: 1
Views: 2900

Re: Fibromyalgia

Managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia is not easy and many do turn to complementary health approaches to pain relief and sleep problems including melatonin. There has been some initial findings to show that melatonin may be effective in treating fibromyalgia pain. Melatonin is generally regarded as ...
by lisaartis
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Perfect Sleep Environment
Topic: Struggling at night with temperature
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Re: Struggling at night with temperature

Thanks for your question. Temperature fluctuations at night are normal and are part of regulating your sleep/wake cycle. Your core body temperature does drop in an evening ready for sleep and rises again in the morning preparing you to wake up. However some people are particularly sensitive to tempe...
by lisaartis
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: The time to sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 2603

Re: The time to sleep

Hi Thanks for your message. What you don't say is how long you generally sleep for, what time you need to be up in the morning and what else you're doing through the day... If 7pm is your weak point, could you try to do something else at this time? A walk, an exercise class, go see a friend? Somethi...
by lisaartis
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Night Shift worker/ sleep issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2642

Re: Night Shift worker/ sleep issues

Thanks for your message. It sounds like you're suffering with what is known as 'Shift Work Sleep Disorder' - a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that affects people who work non-traditional hours e.g. different shifts or work at night. As you know the main challenge of shift work is that it forces you...
by lisaartis
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: snoring
Replies: 4
Views: 2828

Re: snoring

thanks for reply Lisa I have suggested he possibly sees dr but hes not keen !! he doesnt feel tired at all, though he does nap alot if sat down during day but works long hours, getting up at 4am (then 12 hour shifts at age 50+) so would expect him to be napping to be honest he doesnt seem to stop b...
by lisaartis
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Latest solutions for blocking out noise
Replies: 1
Views: 2628

Re: Latest solutions for blocking out noise

Unfortunately other than ear plugs or a white noise machine, there isn't really any new technology! Rather than white noise, you could try pink noise which is slightly softer or maybe use some soothing sounds like rainfall? It may be worth exploring different ear plug options too. Other than that, i...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: How can my sleep be improved?
Replies: 1
Views: 2725

Re: How can my sleep be improved?

Hi Dee Thanks for your message. There are lots of things you can put into practice to help improve your sleep: To ensure you experience good sleep it’s essential to follow good lifestyle habits and to eliminate the factors that are causing you disturbed sleep. For example, making sure your bedroom i...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: How can I get more deep sleep?
Replies: 1
Views: 2702

Re: How can I get more deep sleep?

Thanks for your message. Firstly, I'd like to point out that your Fitbit does not accurately track your sleep. Sleep trackers aren’t necessarily bad. They can be a useful tool for looking at your general sleep patterns and can be an incentive to improve sleep habits. However it’s important to rememb...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Trouble sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 2625

Re: Trouble sleeping

Thanks for your message. Having a partner who snores can be extremely annoying especially when it impacts on your sleep. Smoking can cause snoring as it irritates the membranes in the nose and throat which can block the airways. Alcohol can also cause snoring. Loud snoring can be the first sign of t...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 1
Views: 2683

Re: Insomnia

Hi John I am really to hear about your struggles with sleep. Mental health issues and sleep deprivation go hand in hand and should be treated alongside each other. From what you are saying you really need to speak to a specialist - have you seen your GP about your sleep issues? I presume you are und...
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