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Sleep for 7 hours or 8 but feeling not enough rest

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: October 17, 2020 3:05 PM

Anonymous 5 days

I have been used to sleeping late like until 2am, then wake up at 8:30am, then snooze the alarm and finally wake up at 9am. So I tried to sleep before midnight and wake up at 8:30am. Sometimes I woke up by myself earlier. No matter how I still feel deprived, feel brain IQ shrinked a lot, a bit light headed, can’t stare at something bright like during hot sunny day or bright fluorescent etc. But when I consumed 1 tablet of 5 months expired Panadol Cold+Flu last night because that night I was having running nose and sneezed a lot due to aircond, the aircond is very close to my bed at 26’C medium speed. But after that night, when I woke up, I felt much better like I had enough rest. Weird huh?

Dr Sashini Seeni 5 days
General Practitioner

Greetings!

We understand your worries about your sleep deprivation.

If your sleep deprivation is mild, these simple strategies may help you to get a better night’s sleep:

  • Exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes each day, at least 5 to 6 hours before going to bed. This will make you more likely to fall asleep later in the day.
  • Don’t use substances that contain caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. Any of these can disrupt your regular sleep patterns. Quitting smoking is always a good idea.

Creating a relaxing bedtime routine often helps conquer sleep deprivation and give you a good night’s sleep. This can include taking a warm bath, reading, or meditating. Let your mind drift peacefully to sleep. But don’t eat a large meal just before bed. It can make it hard to sleep.

Another step that may help you to get a good night’s sleep is sticking to a consistent schedule. This, means t you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. If possible, waking up with the sun is a good way to reset your body’s clock more naturally.
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See a doctor if your problems with sleep deprivation continue. Don’t let sleep problems linger. You may click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online to receive better consultation regarding your current problem. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Sat Oct 17 2020 15:05:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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