Category Archives: Insomina

When I can’t fall asleep…?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, When I can’t fall asleep, should I stay in bed and keep trying or get up and do something? A: It is important to prepare yourself for the resting period at night. Follow this simple regime: • Do not eat at least two hours prior to going to bed; in fact,…

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Chronic Insomnia

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I’ve been suffering from insomnia for more than 10 years now. It’s catching up with me now and has affected my family life in a lot of ways, especially with my children. I want to do more things and activities with them and it has shortened my temper and patience because…

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Natural way to fall asleep?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I cannot fall asleep. Is there a natural way to help my insomnia problem? A: It is important to prepare yourself for the resting period at night. Follow this simple regime: • Do not eat at least two hours prior to going to bed; in fact, your last meal should be…

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When I can’t fall asleep…?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, When I can’t fall asleep, should I stay in bed and keep trying or get up and do something? A: It is important to prepare yourself for the resting period at night. Follow this simple regime: • Do not eat at least two hours prior to going to bed; in fact,…

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Relaxation technique for sleeping?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can you recommend a relaxation technique that might clear my mind of anxiety and worry to help me fall asleep more easily? A: It is important to prepare yourself for the resting period at night. Follow this simple regime: • Do not eat at least two hours prior to going to…

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Recommend for restless sleep?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What would you recommend for restless sleep? According to my partner, I toss and turn all night. Then I sleep excessively—sometimes 12 hours a day; 8 hours just doesn’t seem to be enough. Is my bad quality of sleep causing me this fatigue and desire to sleep all day? A: I…

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Chronic Insomnia

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I’ve been suffering from insomnia for more than 10 years now. It’s catching up with me now and has affected my family life in a lot of ways, especially with my children. I want to do more things and activities with them and it has shortened my temper and patience because…

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How to fall asleep and avoid anxiety?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am in my early twenties, and I have such a problem sleeping at night that it leaves me in a state of anxiety and fear. How can I get to sleep? A: For a young adult to have such difficulty with falling asleep and fear is out of ordinary. Do…

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