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A 20-year-old male asked:

when go to sleep, i sleep well for like 4 hours then i wake up and i just can't sleep again?

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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Unclear: ?Several questions. Do you go to bed at a regular hour/ have you been drinking at night? Have you eaten any food that evening? Have you been relaxing before bed? So did you exercise just before bed as it keeps you up? Some people find deep breathing very helpful. It's unusual to have this happening. Are you worried about something or under more stress? I hope you can figure out the cause and your.

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Have been sick for 7 weeks, can't sleep very well. What do I do!?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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before sleep. Can try warm milk.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

I have been suffering from insomnia for the past 2 months. I am always extremely tired but still can't sleep well. What could be the underlying cause?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
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