5 common questions about sleep

Amelia Mia
5 min readSep 6, 2022
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Find the answers to your biggest sleep questions…

Like millions of other people, I have spent much of the past few weeks isolating myself at home with my family , due to the coronavirus outbreak .

If you’re doing the same, you’re probably feeling a little restless, just like me. But this downtime has also given me a great opportunity to reflect on some of the most frequently asked questions I receive on a daily basis — and I wanted to share some answers with you this week.

Whether it’s having nightmares or knowing how to approach your teenager to sleep, here are some questions I hear regularly. Here they are :

1 — I have trouble falling asleep at night. Do you have any tips for falling asleep faster?

This is perhaps the most frequently asked question about sleep . And luckily, I have a few things you can try.

First, always think about melatonin. Melatonin is the engine of sleep. I recommend taking 1–1.5 milligrams of melatonin about half an hour before bedtime, especially for those entering their 50s and 60s when melatonin production begins to drop. Also make sure your sleeping environment is dark ; it may seem obvious, but light interferes with the production of melatonin. By keeping your bedroom as dark…



Amelia Mia

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