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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have issues in sleeping. i have weird migraines. my sleep schedule is awful. i wake up mid afternoon & sleep until maybe midnight or after. i wake up feeling tired & sleepy. i wake up in the middle of the night & cant go back to sleep. what is it?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Poor sleeping habits. Sleep hygiene would include a mix of intellectual and physical activities during the day with limited screen time, avoidance of stimulant drinks/naps during the day, focus should be in achieving 7-8 h of sleep at night with a reliable sleeping routine. Sometimes medical conditions can cause changes, depression among others, and seeing your doc would be recommended.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Jul 31, 2021


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