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FOX (WFLD-TV) - July 6, 2005Dr. Tom Bayne Natural Sleep Aids vs Prescription Sleep Aids - Ten Tips to Have Good Nght's SleepThere are 3 main causes for insomnia:1. Emotional disorders-anxiety/depression2. Hormonal fluctuations3. FOX (WFLD-TV) - July 6, 2005Dr. Tom Bayne Natural Sleep Aids vs Prescription Sleep Aids - Ten Tips to Have Good Nght's SleepThere are 3 main causes for insomnia:1. Emotional disorders-anxiety/depression2. Hormonal fluctuations3. AgingPreliminary testing is done to decipher what is the cause of the insomnia and then for each situation he prescribes a series of minerals, vitamins and botanicals.Insomnia patients are then given the following instructions: 1. Establish a regular bed time and stick to it even on weekends.2. Use the bed for sleep. No reading or watching TV.3. Avoid naps4. Exercise before dinner. Do not exercise before bedtime.5. Take a hot bath 1 to 2 hours before bed.6. Create a bedtime ritual. Drink a cup of chamomile tea while meditating or stretching in the 45 minutes before bed.7. Avoid caffeine8. Quit smoking , nicotine has a tendency to keep you awake.9. Spend 1 hour in sunlight per day. Sunlight releases chemicals that prevent anxiety/depression.10. If you get into bed and after 15-20 minutes you are not asleep go to another room and relax in the dark until you become sleepy.