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St.Isabel's Hospital

Multi-speciality Hospital (Dentist, Pediatrician & more)

No. 49, Oliver Road, Musiri Subramaniam Road Landmark : Next to Luz Church Chennai
141 Doctors · ₹0 - 750
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St.Isabel's Hospital Multi-speciality Hospital (Dentist, Pediatrician & more) No. 49, Oliver Road, Musiri Subramaniam Road Landmark : Next to Luz Church Chennai
141 Doctors · ₹0 - 750
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St.Isabel's Hospital is known for housing experienced Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Manjushree Naik, a well-reputed Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeons recommended by 92 patients.

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MON-SAT
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
SUN
09:00 AM - 06:59 PM

Location

No. 49, Oliver Road, Musiri Subramaniam Road Landmark : Next to Luz Church
Mylapore Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600004
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Dr. Manjushree Naik

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
28 Years experience
230 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Bharath R

MBBS
Endocrinologist
500 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Premalatha

MBBS
Gynaecologist
38 Years experience
150 at clinic
Available today
02:01 PM - 04:59 PM

Dr. Nitesh Jain

MCh - Urology, MBBS
Urologist
7 Years experience
500 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 06:59 PM

Dr. L. Anand

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB
Gastroenterologist
22 Years experience
750 at clinic
Unavailable today

Dr. Shyam Kumar

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist
17 Years experience
Unavailable today
9 Years experience
Available today
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
300 at clinic
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04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Available today
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
350 at clinic
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330 at clinic
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350 at clinic
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04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
230 at clinic
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04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Mathangi Ramakrishnan

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
350 at clinic
Available today
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Dr. V Madhini

Gynaecologist
Available today
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
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09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
300 at clinic
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Spondylitis includes swelling of the vertebra. It happens because of wear and tear of the ligament and bones found in your cervical spine, which is in your neck. While it is to a great extent because of age, it can be brought on by other reasons too. Side effects incorporate pain and stiffness starting from the neck to the lower back. The spine's bones (vertebrae) get fused, bringing about an unbending spine. These changes might be mellow or extreme, and may prompt a stooped-over posture. Some of the non-surgical methods to treat spondylitis are as follows-

  1. Exercise based recovery/physiotherapy: Your specialist may send you to a physiotherapist for treatment. Non-intrusive treatment helps you extend your neck and shoulder muscles. This makes them more grounded and at last, relieves pain. You may neck traction, which includes using weights to build the space between the cervical joints and decreasing pressure on the cervical disc and nerve roots.
  2. Medications: Your specialist may prescribe you certain medicines if over-the-counter medications do not work. These include:
    1. Muscle relaxants, for example, cyclobenzaprine, to treat muscle fits
    2. Opiates, for example, hydrocodone, for pain relief
    3. Epileptic medications, for example, gabapentin, to ease pain created by nerve damage
    4. Steroid infusions, for example, prednisone, to decrease tissue irritation and diminish pain
  3. Home treatment: In case your condition is less severe, you can attempt a couple of things at home to treat it:
    1. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, for example, acetaminophen or a calming medication, for example, Advil or Aleve.
    2. Use a warming cushion or an ice pack on your neck to give pain alleviation to sore muscles.
    3. Exercise routinely to help you recover quickly.
    4. Wear a delicate neck prop or neckline to get transitory help. In any case, you shouldn't wear a neck brace for temporary pain relief.
  4. Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment used to mitigate back and neck pain. Little needles, about the extent of a human hair, are embedded into particular points on the back. Every needle might be whirled electrically or warmed to improve the impact of the treatment. Acupuncture works by prompting the body to deliver chemicals that decrease pain.
  5. Bed Rest: Severe instances of spondylitis may require bed rest for close to 1-3 days. Long-term bed rest is avoided as it puts the patient at danger for profound vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clots in the legs).
  6. Support/brace use: Temporary bracing (1 week) may help get rid of the symptoms, however, long-term use is not encouraged. Supports worn for a long time weaken the spinal muscles and can increase pain if not continually worn. Exercise based recovery is more beneficial as it reinforces the muscles.
  7. Lifestyle: Losing weight and eating nutritious food with consistent workouts can help. Quitting smoking is essential healthy habits to help the spine function properly at any age. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.
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Hi. In the morning while going to work I feel myself feel stronger and comfortable and after that while coming to home I feel headache and uncomfortable and feeling sleepy and body ache my age is 23 years male pls give the wt I have change myself to come out from this plm.

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lybrate-user, there can many reasons for this. • Have heavy, balance breakfast • Have small frequent meals • Drink lots of water • Drink lemon water • Have 7 hours sound sleep • Have balance meal • Take deep breath through nose and exale through mouth.
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Gestational Surrogacy

We will help you evaluate the benefits of gestational surrogacy and provide you with information about cost, legal issues, and treatment protocols.

In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is pregnant with her own biological child, but this child will be raised by others. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate becomes pregnant via embryo transfer with a child that is not biologically her own. The surrogate mother may be called the gestational carrier.

Once a suitable surrogate has been identified, and the screening process is complete, the cycle can begin. Timing depends on the surrogate’s and intended parents/donors menstrual cycle .

Surrogacy Cycle Overview

Evaluation Cycle

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Cycle Synchronization

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Hormonal Therapy

On about the same day, the surrogate and intended parent will begin hormonal therapies to prepare the appropriate target for pregnancy success. The surrogate will begin taking estrogen to stimulate endometrial (uterine lining) growth and the intended parent will begin taking FSH to stimulate egg production. These treatments are monitored with ultrasound and blood estrogen levels until the eggs are ready to be retrieved and the uterus is ready to accept an embryo. Usually these treatments will take approximately two to three weeks and require five office visits for ultrasounds and blood tests.

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1. What is infertility?
Infertility is a term that is used to describe the inability of an individual to successfully contribute to the process of conception. In females, it refers to their lack of ability to conceive post having regular, unprotected intercourse. In some cases, it also refers to their inability to carry a pregnancy to its full term. A normal fertility helps conception in the first 12 months of trying for almost 86% of couples, with around 7-8% couples conceiving in their second year, depending on their age. Hence, many practitioners also treat an inability to conceive within the first 12 months as infertility. 

2. Is infertility a global problem?
Sub-fertility as well as infertility are a global public health issue affecting approx. 8-12% couples, worldwide. It is prevalent in both males and females. While over 10% of women world-wide, who have been in stable relationships for over 5 years yet been unsuccessful in conceiving, have been estimated to be inflicted with this problem; the count is much smaller in the case of men, primarily because of non-acknowledgement, even though it contributes to almost 50% of reported cases.

3. Do infertility problems occur only among women?
No, infertility problems are as common in men as they are in women. Almost 50% of cases of infertility are attributable to male infertility related issues. However, due to the social structure prevalent, most of such male infertility related issues go unacknowledged.

4. What could be the probable symptoms that suggest a possibility of infertility related problems?
Though the process of conception and the possibility of infertility related problems could be time-driven factors, some symptoms could indicate a bent towards infertility and could be medically examined and addressed in time to curb the problem at the very onset. Some of these indications include:

Indications in Females:
Infertility symptoms in females can be related to either one of multiple of these problems:
Changes in menstrual cycle: Irregular or infrequent periods mean that the number of days between two cycles varies each month. This is a common indication of infertility as it reflects that the ovulation cycle is not stable, i.e. the body is not producing ovules (egg) regularly or at times not at all. 
Abnormalities in periods: Sudden changes in the bleeding pattern – heavier periods, no period or cramping and pelvic pain associated with periods – could also be indicative of an underlying fertility related problem.
Hormonal Disturbances: Sudden changes in skin like more than usual acne, changes in sexual drive, unexplained and sudden growth of facial hair, excessive weight gain/loss, etc. 
Other Symptoms: Other symptoms such as pain during sex, milky-white discharge from breast/nipples (unrelated to lactation) can also be indicative of infertility and one should seek medical advice at the earliest.
Age-related: As one advances in age, the egg count decreases rapidly along with a related deterioration in the egg quality. Hence, if a woman is in her early 30s and is failing to conceive, it could be related to a fertility problem. 

Indications in Males:
Infertility symptoms in men can be quite elusive as they are very closely related to the cause of infertility. These often go unnoticed until the point that the couple start trying for a baby. Some of these are: 
• Sudden changes in sexual drive.
• Pain, inflammation or lump in the testicles or if the testicles are small and firm.
• Problems related to ejaculation and erection
• Sudden, unexplained changes in hair growth patterns.
• Known semen abnormalities

5. Who are at risk of infertility problems?
Age is one of the most crucial risk involved in fertility related matters. For couples who start trying for a baby later in age, the chances of infertility increases manifolds. Couples where either partner is in their mid-30s or into 40s are at higher risk of infertility problems. While a man’s overall lifestyle, health and other factors can affect his chances of contributing to a successful conception, in a woman age and chronic health conditions play a major role.

6. What increases infertility risk in men?
While health and lifestyle are the most important factors that contribute to their fertility levels, including their sperm quality and count, there are many other factors that affect fertility and push towards higher infertility risk among men. Some of these include:
• Age
• Alcohol and tobacco consumption
• Excessive physical exercise, especially excessive cycling
• Weight related issues 
• Exposure to toxins at workplace or as part of a medical treatment like chemotherapy/radiation
• Surgical procedures like vasectomy or its reversal
• Family history of infertility or fertility related disorders or other genetic medical conditions like cystic fibrosis
• Medical history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
• Certain chronic problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, renal or hormonal problems 

7. What can increase the risk of infertility among women?
Ovulation related issues contribute to over 25% of female infertility cases, with tubal blockage and uterine problems coming in as the other infertility causes in women. However, some other factors like the ones enlisted below also put females at risk of infertility:
• Advanced age
• Frequent or heavy alcohol or caffeine consumption
• Cigarette smoking
• Weight-related issues
Eating disorders and lack of balanced healthy diet
• Intense and extended athletics or no exercise at all
• History of STIs, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or fibroids
• Chronic health issues like high blood pressure or diabetes. 
• Hormonal problems like thyroid etc. 
• Mental stress and fatigue

8. How is age related to a woman’s ability to conceive or infertility aspects?
A woman’s fertility rate begins to recede with her age. As a woman nears her mid-30s, her natural fertility starts to fall and many experience difficulties in conception as well as multiple pregnancy failures. The reason for this is that the ovarian reserve in women is fixed since birth and as they age it starts to fall drastically as the follicles keep leaving the reserve in a continuous flow (menstrual cycle). This follicular depletion accelerated as she approaches 40s and decreases not just her egg count but its quality too, as she ages. For men, this progressive drop in fertility rate hits after the age of 40. 

9. What are common causes of infertility in men?
One of the most common causes of infertility in men are semen disorders. The semen comprises a milky white fluid and sperms that are ejaculated during orgasm. Abnormal semen contributes to over 75% cases of male infertility. The common semen related disorders include:
i. No sperm presence in semen
ii. Low sperm mobility
iii. Abnormal sperm shape/size
iv. Low sperm concentration (under 10 million/milliliter) in the semen (Ideal: 20 million/milliliter of semen)
 

The major causes of these abnormalities and a consequent infertility in men are:
1. Ejaculation Disorders
2. Frequent use of saunas, hot baths etc. that lead to overheating of testicles.
3. Testicular infections
4. Testosterone deficiency
5. Deformed or undescended testicles that usually happens as a birth defect or abnormal fetal development.
6. Genetic disorders like Klinefelter's syndrome that lead to abnormally developed testicles.
7. Very frequent intake of medications like Sulfasalazine, Anabolic steroids (frequently taken by athletes), etc. or exposure to chemotherapy/radiation.
8. Conditions like hypospadias (a condition where the urethral opening is not at the tip of the penis but at its underside) or cystic fibrosis.

10. What are common causes infertility in women?
There are a number of conditions that lead to fertility among women, such as:

1. Ovarian Disorders: The most commonly reported reason for infertility among women is a disorder in the ovulation process. 
Ovulation involves the production and release of egg. This cycle happens on a monthly basis. However, certain situations lead to a malfunctioned ovulation. These causes include:
i. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which lead to mal function of ovaries
ii. Very high prolactin levels in non-lactating females
iii. Damaged or abnormal eggs – Poor egg quality is common in older women
iv. Thyroid disorders
v. Medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, AIDS, etc. 
vi. Premature (before the age of 40) ovarian failure 

2. Uterine Disorders: Once fertilized, the egg travels from the ovary to the uterus and it is important that the uterus be healthy to receive and nurture the fertilized egg. However, at times, disorders of the uterus lead to infertility problems in women. Uterine disorders can be attributed to one or more of these reasons:
i. Pelvic or cervical surgery that may cause scarring or damage of the uterus or fallopian tubes or at times shortening of the cervix which serves as the mouth of the uterus.
ii. Endometriosis – a condition where the cells that line the uterus start growing outside the uterus.
iii. Sterilization treatments like tying of tubes, etc.
iv. Uterine fibroids or endometrial polyps

3. Medications: Certain medications like those used in chemotherapy or certain NSAIDS like aspirin and ibuprofen lower fertility rates in females.

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Dear sir I am suffering from pain in lower leg and foot palm from few days why it's happen.

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Dear sir I am suffering from pain in lower leg and foot palm from few days why it's happen.
Hello, You should go for a test of vit'D' Go for meditation to reduce your stress. Your meal be full of vitamin, minerals, protiene & carbohydrate. Tk, homoeopathic medicine: Rhus tox 200-6 thrice. Avoid junk food, cold intake. Caffine. Tk, care.
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Healthy Reproductive System

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My job is a sitting job and for last 11 months I am suffering from piles. Some time veins comes out when ever I suffer from constipation and I am very anxious about it. Please help.

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My job is a sitting job and for last 11 months I am suffering from piles. Some time veins comes out when ever I suffe...
Drink warm water, take dinner early, healthy food. Avoid - overeating, drinking lot of water & sleeping immediately after taking food ,oily, fast,spicy, bakery products, foods kept in fridge, junk food, outside food/water, chilled water, cold drinks, hot drinks ,excessive tea ,coffee. Avoid seating continuously for longer duration, take 10-15 seconds gap during office time every hourly.
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I have problem of premature ejaculation it causes lot of depression, I have been operated 1s piles and 1s fistula in 2009 due to which I feel muscles has been weaken I can't hold urine and toilet for to long pls suggest medication.

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Homeopath, Secunderabad
I have problem of premature ejaculation it causes lot of depression, I have been operated 1s piles and 1s fistula in ...
You may simply need some reassurance as it is not a major problem. You can take Homeopathy for your complaints of weakness of muscles which you have mentioned. You can contact me regarding Homeopathic treatment. You should also focus on daily exercise and increase the tone of your muscles and increase the overall stamina. Avoid all bad habits. Eat regular home made food which is balanced in nature.
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I am suffering from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. How to treat it. What are main causes for both.

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Sexologist, Gurgaon
I am suffering from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. How to treat it. What are main causes for both.
Hi mr due to week of sexual stamina you have suffering In diseases . First you start level exercises and
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Hi have female pattern hairloss. Does applying conditioner on the scalp cause more hair fall generally? Pls suggest a daily cleanser and a good conditioner for hairloss.

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
Hi have female pattern hairloss. Does applying conditioner on the scalp cause more hair fall generally? Pls suggest a...
Hi lybrate-user , Conditioner should be applied on hair tips not on roots/scalp. Yes applying it on scalp may enhance hair fall. Hair fall/loss can be due to variety of causes. However, many of them can be controlled and dealt with. Most common cause is nutrient deficiency which can be rectified by oral medications and supplements. There are medicines available for local application which are also known to give significant results. Treatments like mesotherapy, microneedling and PRP show significant long term effects. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you.
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I am suffering for dry cough in my chest and I am eating like cool next day morning feel tonsil and pain my ear.

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Ayurveda, Patiala
I am suffering for dry cough in my chest and I am eating like cool next day morning feel tonsil and pain my ear.
take , mahalakshami villas rasa tabs, 2 tabs twice a day after meals. Take guduchyadi kwath, 20 ml , twice a day before meals. Stop cold water and other cold eatables. REdcue the diet intake. Avoid sleeping during the day time. Stop milk products. Continue the regime for 2 weeks. good luck
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I have an ivf before 9 days I want to know what are the symptoms of conceiving now. M I conceived.

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Gynaecologist, Pune
I have an ivf before 9 days I want to know what are the symptoms of conceiving now. M I conceived.
If you had a Day 5 blastocyst transfer and its been 9 days now, and if are too anxious to know, you can go for a Serum Beta HCG levels to check for pregnancy, but it would be better to wait till day 14 to confirm pregnancy beyond doubt. Don't rely on any symptoms though. All the best.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Ankylosing spondylitis patient treated by ayurvedic neuro therapy. After 10 sitting patient is 70% well. So I advice all neuromusculoskelatal disorder patient, go for ayurvedic neuro therapy. It will be a boon for you.

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Depression and Anxiety Treatment Without Medication

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Depression and Anxiety Treatment Without Medication

"Is there a recovery from depression without medication?"

This is a question that many people ask Dr R K Aggarwal and rather they also search for the web, talk to other doctors to seek alternative then treatment hoping that they can recover on their own without taking any treatment. Well for that answer can be very complicated as well as simple. It basically depends on the severity and persistence of the symptoms on is having.

Few people with whom Dr R K Aggarwal has had experience with has recovered fully from depression entirely on their own using some of the natural tips and treatments which are i am going to mention in this article as well.

If anyone needs to directly come and talk with, He/She is welcome to come and talk with Dr R K Aggarwal directly.

Reaching out for a help is an important part of the recovery process but to get that help can take many forms and what works for one person may not also work for another so be careful before using any methods without prescriptions.

There are effective non-drug treatment options for mild to moderate depression.

Many people with mild to moderate depression, where sleep is adequate, can recover from depression with talk therapy and adjudicative strategies such as exercise, improved nutrition, mindfulness techniques, sunlight or light therapy, support from friends, family or a support group, and lifestyle changes. All individuals with depression should rule out a medical issue which may contribute to their depressed mood. Many medical problems, including vitamin deficiencies and hormone imbalances, can contribute to depression. Getting a thorough physical exam to rule out a medical cause is important.

If there is no clear medical cause, psychotherapy which focuses on improving self-care, reengaging in pleasurable and meaningful activities, and managing negative thoughts can be helpful in many cases. Working on issues that are impacting relationships with friends, loved ones, and

family can also greatly relieve depression in some individuals.

And for some,

exploring and resolving unresolved grief or early childhood trauma may be important.

Other approaches that can contribute to recovery include bodywork, acupuncture or other alternative medical approaches, meditation, yoga, or spiritual exploration.
Taking medication for depression, when needed, should not be viewed as a failure.

However, it is important to recognize that depression is an issue as serious as diabetes, epilepsy, or even cancer. Because it involves mood, thoughts, and behavior, it can often be treated through those channels. But there are also genetic and environmental factors that make some individuals susceptible to depression and which may result in a more persistent condition that is more difficult to treat.

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Just as other conditions sometimes require medication for their treatment, depression may also require medication to fully resolve. And it is important to recover fully rather than settle for persistent mild depression. Persistent depression can become chronic and more severe over time as the brain becomes accustomed to the depressed state. Therapy and medication combined have the highest success rate in terms of resolving depression, and when therapy alone is not sufficient, it may help to consult with a doctor to discuss medication options.


It is important to remember that, when it comes to treating depression,

There is no prize for recovering “better” than another person.

Recovering without therapy, without medication—literally “on your own”— does not earn you any awards.

The prize is being emotionally healthy.

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Bad Night Sleep

Post graduate in counselling psychology
Psychologist,
Bad Night Sleep

Do you know one night’s bad sleep is enough to make adults age faster as they lack sleep which directly impacts the biological aging of the body? According to scientific findings, sleep deprivation boosts the molecular processes involved in growing older -- may be connected to a greater risk of diseases.

So if you’re following a bad sleep routine or finding difficulty in sleeping adequately and efficiently every night:

Develop your biological clock for sleeping: The first step to beat bad sleeping habit and even insomnia is to develop your biological clock. Initially, if you cannot sleep on time, then at least set your wake up time same each day. Develop this routine every day and avoid temptations like sleeping late on weekends even if you have had poor sleep during the week. Such temptations further disrupt the sleeping clock of the body and put a person on vicious circle of bad sleep routine.

Do not eat or drink right before going to bed. Eating a late dinner or snacking before going to bed can activate the digestive system and keep you up. If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn, it is even more important to avoid eating and drinking right before bed since this can make your symptoms worse. In addition, drinking a lot of fluids prior to bed can overwhelm the bladder, requiring frequent visits to the washroom that can eventually disturb your sleep.

Allot a specific time to plan your next day: Generally, people have the tendency to think about the incidences that have happened today and keep worrying about tomorrow when they put their head on a pillow. Avoid doing it by allocating a dedicated time, perhaps next day morning to review yesterday and to plan for today. Remember at end of the day, human brain reaches it maximum exhaustion level and the brain’s possibility to find the solution is weakest whereas converting worries is at its peak.

Reduce stress If you find yourself too stressed when you put your head on the pillow then it’s a good practice breathing exercises and meditation before going to bed. Even playing melodious music is good that can reduce your stress levels too and help you to get a sound sleep.

Put your mobile phone in an airplane mode before you go to sleep: A major reason for a lot of people to suffer sleep deprivation and insomnia in today’s time is their habit to play with their smartphones, texting, chatting or checking Facebook updates in bed.

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