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What lifestyle changes can help with sleep problems?

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Lifestyle changes might help:

  • Only use your bed for sleep and sex.
  • Get out of bed if you can’t sleep after 20 minutes. Stay in dim light and do something to make yourself sleepy, then try again.
  • Skip caffeine and alcohol for 6 hours before you go to sleep.
  • Take a hot bath or shower before you get into bed.
  • Keep your room cool.
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time on weekdays and weekends.

SOURCES:

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Review of Sleep Disturbance in Hepatitis C.”

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange): “Hepatitis C: An in-depth guide: Sleep problems,” “Sleep disturbances and hepatitis C virus.”

European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hepatitis C.”

Current Hepatitis Reports : “Role of Sleep Disturbance in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.”

Journal of Hepatology : “Active at night, sleepy all day -- Sleep disturbances in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 24, 2017

SOURCES:

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology : “A Review of Sleep Disturbance in Hepatitis C.”

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange): “Hepatitis C: An in-depth guide: Sleep problems,” “Sleep disturbances and hepatitis C virus.”

European Journal of Physiology : “Sleep and immune function.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hepatitis C.”

Current Hepatitis Reports : “Role of Sleep Disturbance in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.”

Journal of Hepatology : “Active at night, sleepy all day -- Sleep disturbances in patients with hepatitis C virus infection.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 24, 2017

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