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what is the definition or description of: sleep disorders?

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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Sleep problem: Sleep disturbance that causes clinically significant distress or impairment.

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How often does ptsd affect sleep?

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Very often: Ptsd can cause nightmares and can be disruptive to sleep in other ways, like through depression. There are medications like Clonidine and prazosin that can help with nightmares, but psychotherapy also works. Try not to use alcohol to help you sleep as it can make the nightmares worse as the alcohol wears off, and lead to dependance. There are treatments for ptsd, seek help.
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Does a wenckebach block affect your sleep?

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Usually not: Everybody's pulse rate slow down during sleep, but unless there are other heat problems, wenckebach is usually asymptomatic.
A 50-year-old member asked:

How can I overcome past tragedies that affect my sleep?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
You may need help: It's not clear why people with similar tragedies take different paths after the tragedy. That is not known. After a tragedy most folks experience sleep problems (too much or even too little). In some, dreams can be so real it feels like living the tragedy all over again. "flashback" types of dreams that persist may indicate ptsd. Counseling & medication can help in that extreme case. Don't wait.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is a sleep disturbance? Do you have to wake up or can you sleep through it?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Sleep disorder: Many sleep disorder, like sleep apnea and periodic limb movements the person may not be aware of. Likewise, waking up a few times at night briefly is not a sleep disorder. What counts is how restful your sleep is in the morning. If you sleep excessively and are still tired that might be a sleep disorder which only a sleep study can identify correctly.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I am having sleeping problem and because of it I can not wake up even if phone rings. Please advise me?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See your doctor: You may have a vitamin deficiency. You may be overextended and need to make lifestyle changes. Your diet may be contributing. You are sleeping deeply when you get there. Talk to your doctor and see what needs to be done.

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