Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Fatigue tip #5 ways to improve sleep
    avatar
    Scott Zashin, MD posted:
    Some general sleep hygeine rules

    1.No caffeine after 2 PM,
    2. don't exercise too close to bed time,
    3. allow a period of time to unwind before bed.,
    4. don't clock watch.
    5. if unable to leep for 15 minutes, get up and read, watch TV etc and return to bed when drowsy
    6. and most important, get the pets out of the bed!
    Was this Helpful?
    3 of 3 found this helpful
    Reply
     
    avatar
    singingbear responded:
    Dr, Zashin, do you have any suggestions for those of us that work overnight shifts five days a week? I find it hard to balance working overnight with getting necessary chores and errands done when traditional businesses are open. Between my schedule and poor sleep quality (still working on finding the right medications and dosage) I feel as though I never get enough sleep. My first choice would be a new work schedule but that is not a financial option at this time. Thank you for sharing your tips.
     
    avatar
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to singingbear's response:
    Hi Singingbear,

    While you're waiting for a response from Dr. Zashin here, you also may want to start a new discussion on this on our Sleep Disorders community to get more feedback.
    We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
     
    avatar
    Scott Zashin, MD replied to singingbear's response:
    thank you singingbear. Please see todays tip!


    Helpful Tips

    Dry eyes and dry mouthExpert
    Patients with RA may develop dryness of the eyes and mouth due to a condition called secondary Sjogrens Syndrome. The dryness is due to ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    41 of 48 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.