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For your ulcer, you need to meet with a doctor. The ulcer is connected to your stress, which could be related to fear, either of recent origins or of past days. If you tackle your fear appropriately, you will relieve yourself of a lot of trouble. Meet with a counselor in this regard. As regards sleep, in your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; donât even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I would advise you to first of all get your ulcer evaluated by a Gastroenterologist and treated properly. Though your stress and lack of sleep might contribute to the ulcer, it could also be due to various other causes which need to be ruled out. As for your lack of sleep and feeling of going to get attacked, it would need proper medication after a detailed workup especially if it has been present for a long time. As part of a better sleep hygiene, kindly avoid exercise or strenuous activity in the evening/night. Also please avoid taking any caffeine containing drinks after 6.00 pm.
MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
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Hi lybrate-user! I feel you do not take good on time or not proper foods you intake or your sleeping habits is not right. You need to change your daily routine only then you can overcome this problem. If you need to consult with me online definitely you can overcome this problem completely unless otherwise you volunteer to undergo. Take care. Follow good habits of diet and sleep.
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