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A 44-year-old member asked:

i started having total insomnia out of the blue and for no reason. what could be the cause?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
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/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I cope with a whole night of sleeplessness and stay awake at work?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Caffeine, exercise: I'm sorry you weren't able to sleep. If you absolutely need to be at work the next day, caffeine can help as a short term boost. Also, try to be active during the day: get up, stretch, walk around. Get sunlight. If you can nap even just a little - like 15-20 min, that can help. Most of all, stay safe on the road when you drive!
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can I do to cope with a whole night of sleeplessness and stay awake until 2pm?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: Talk to you primary care doctor about your difficulty sleeping and possible sleep study. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:).

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