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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends: Sleep paralysis is waking up from sleep paralyzed (whole body), unable to move. It usually lasts a few seconds or minutes. Although it can be a sympto ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depression: Although there could be many causes, it may be that you are getting depressed.
A male asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: Melatonin is a zeibgeber - it signals the body that it is dark outside (and time to go to sleep). It is not a sleeping pill. Valium (diazepam) increas ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Sangal
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43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Sleep association : You have a sleep association disorder. It is usually found in children, and the way to treat it is to gradually reduce the availability of the reassur ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Elderly: Insomnia increases with age, and after menopause for women. So it is commonest in the elderly.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
May be normal: Strange symptoms when falling asleep, such as jerks, tingling, weird feelings, and dreamlike symptoms, are called hypnic phenomena, and are usually no ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Slight effect: Valerian has a very slight effect of improving sleep, not sufficient for it to be a useful medicine.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Many causes: There are many causes for repeatedly waking up at night. Short awakenings without difficulty falling back to sleep is not worrisome. Depression, sleep ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
A few: People have lots of arousals (brief changes in the eeg to wake state, not long enough to remember) during sleep. Most people have 5-10 brief awakening ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
43 years experience Sleep Medicine
Many causes.: There are many causes of daytime sleepiness, such as not getting enough time in bed, sleep apnea, depression, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, cert ... Read More
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