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What is difficult to wake from sleep

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your boyfriend's problem. If he is taking medications like valium (benzodiazapines), narcotics or Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hc... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Time to get checked: Sleeping too much can be caused by a wide range of problems - from thyroid problems to depression, to medication side effects. It's important to speak... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Start wake up early: Start with waking up earlier. The pressure to sleep earlier will come when you increase your drive to sleep. Avoid caffeine after being awake for ab... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but no... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Change your bedtime.: 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: wa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Deal with worries: Few adults sleep more than 4 hours in a single chunk before cycling into a lighter stage of sleep.The transition between stages is when many alert, bu... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Bed at 10; up at 7: Now, having said that, i realize that in this day and age it is very difficult to follow a sleeping pattern like that. However, that would be the patt... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Is this a pattern?: Are you a load snorer? Do stop breathing during sleep? If so, it might be related to sleep apnea. Another possibility is that you are waking up during... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Health style changes: There are a lot of health style changes and activities to help with sleep and energy- proper nutrition, supplements, exercise, weight loss or maintena... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Common: This is very common among women past menopause. If your awake periods are brief you should be OK. If you get sleepy during the day, if you are gaining... Read More

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