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A 77-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing trouble sleeping (unaffected by: alcohol use, psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (associated with: difficulty in staying asleep, unrefreshing sleep) (not associated with: difficult in waking up, difficulty falling asleep) and

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Sleep issues: Please see your doctor and also reflect on your lifestyle. Avoid using screens of any kind at least an hour prior to going to bed, avoid stimulants from noon on. How is your exercise level? Do you eat a lot of junk food? How do you manage stress? All of the above can play a part but there are lots of reasons to be hopeful. Peace and good health.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
INSOMNIA: Getting a good night's sleep is very important for physical and mental health. Insomnia might be due to several different reasons. First have a complete physical exam by a Dr. to rule out an underlying biological problem. If no problem consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy help & in addition you may need a Psychiatrist for medication. You may need a referral to a sleep study.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress) (unaffected by: alcohol use, varying sleep schedule) (associated with: difficulty in staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep) (not associated with: difficult in w

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See MD.: Sometimes physical problems can lead to insomnia. Gee your Primary Care doctor and get a check-up. Also, on this forum there are lots of posts about insomnia, with excellent advice on how to manage it. Search "insomnia" or "sleep hygiene" for some excellent expert tips to address the problem. Also, no caffeine, alcohol or recreational drugs, please, which make things worse.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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Thanks for the Thank You note. May you soon have sweet dreams!
Jul 1, 2020
Last updated Jun 30, 2020

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