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A 23-year-old male asked:

I wake up after each dream/rem episode. been tired, groggy, and having short term memory problem for months. what could be the cause/reason?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Waking after REM: sleep suggests that you are not sleeping deeply enough. Please see your doc who may order a sleep study for your. One POSSIBILITY is sleep apnea. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Sleep disorder: Would not be surprised if you had some sleep apnea issues, which could disrupt your sleep pattern with secondary cognitive issues. Other issues could be the answer, however, and may be best to explore via an overnight sleep study. Explore this with your doctor.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
INSOMNIA: Good night's sleep is important for physical & mental health. Insomnia might be due to several reasons. Have a physical exam to rule out illness. If cleared consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy that helps you benefit from medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist & possibly a sleep study.

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Last updated Jan 16, 2021

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