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is fatigue a symptom of geriatric sleep disorder

A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fatigue: There are a number of possible causes. Please have your dad start w/a visit to his primary care doctor who may do some blood work. If all is well ph ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: This may be a sign of significant sleep apnea, which causes the body to avoid deep restorative sleep to maintain blood oxygen content. It is more comm ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Exam and Labs: You should see a doctor for an exam and labs including Thyroid studies. The Thyroid regulates your metabolism. Pending on what the exam and labs show ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
44 years experience Family Medicine
Please : Please see your physician and get a referral to a sleep specialist. They can do a sleep study and see what is happening to your brainwaves while you ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Routine: pick a wake time and stick to it daily, 9hrs earlier work on 30min routine for relaxing, begin Magnesium citrate or gluconate 500mg poqhs -if not bett ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/ove ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Summers
23 years experience Sleep Medicine
Could be many things: Could be sleep apnea, but sounds more like an issue with depression/anxiety and/or chronic pain that's not well treated.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep disorder: Ask the pharmacist in the store where you purchase your melatonin to review the proper dose and appropriate time to take the particular product you bu ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
About 60-65%: Modafinil was studied by child psychiatrists at Harvard as a stimulant for school-aged children with ADHD in doses as high as 400 mg. every AM. I par ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Ask again with info: I would need your ahi, rdi for your total night's sleep study and then i it might be possible to comment. Also give me your lowest desaturation and av ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possible: See a sleep specialist especially if behavioral issues or daytime somnolence.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Would discuss w: Your primary care provider. Many people are referred to see a sleep medicine specialist. A polysomnogram or sleep study may be required to accurately ... Read More

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