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Difficulty Staying Awake During Day
Are there any ways to return to sleeping at night after waking up, while staying awake during the day and afternoon?
Good sleep hygiene: 1. Considering you have no medical issues. Keep same sleep-wake cycle. 2. Avoid caffeine after lunch or minimize. 3.Slow deep breathing exercise prior going to sleep and after wake up till fall a sleep as tolerated. 4.Regular exercise & yoga 5. Try sleeping from 10pm to 6am. 6. Eat a good balance meal with lots of fruit, vegetables and high fiber. 7. Daily regular bowel movement. ...Read more
Can't sleeping at night. Very tired during afternoon, but impressively active & awake at 4a.m. Nauseous during day pga lack of sleep?
You might be...: ...a night owl with a morning bird schedule. Or your normal sleep-wake cycle might be disrupted by the long daytime hours of during summer time in the extreme northern & southern parts of the planet. It's complicated. I suggest you go to mayoclinic.org--patient information--diseases & conditions and get info on insomnia. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sleep: Being awake at night could be insomnia, or as your question suggests it could be related to a shift in your diurnal sleep rhythm, this could be related to things you do, or could in fact be a medical issue as well. Chronotherapy is used for very specific indications with regard to moving ones "clock" to the right time. You need to see your physician to determine why this is happening. ...Read more
I have difficulty sleeping at night and difficulty staying awake at work during the day. I'll still feel sleepy even if I went to sleep early.
See a sleep doctor: Your symptoms reflect a common issue, but a good sleep doctor (pulmonologist, neurologist) could help identify potential causes, including improving "sleep hygiene", as well as therapy. A sleep study may be needed to further determine whether other aspects (e.g. sleep apnea) are causing some of these symptoms. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...
Sleep hygiene.: Turn off TV 2 hrs before bedtime. Keep a sleep journal, Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and progressive relaxation. I would refer you to the book, "The Relaxation Response " by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?
Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more
My baby is we days old, sleeps during day and wakes during night . how to make him sleep at night and awake during day?
You can't, but you : can promote sleep consolidation at night between 1-4 months. Put him on his back in his crib with no loose bedding or items when he is drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm to sleep. Babies cry out during light sleep; it's easier to wait till he's fully awake before feeding if you put him in his own room. See tips on healthy children.org. Play during daylight; minimize interaction at night. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty staying awake during day. Even though I'm sleeping a lot at night from 8-9 hours .
Why this might be?
Sleepy all day: This is a common problem we see in the office a lot and can be so many things could be many conditions so most patients we see has a lot to do with their diet or mental health but some labs work checking for thyroid vitamin defiecncy etc and having your primary get a good look at your lifestyle have a great day ...Read more
I am experiencing rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?
See your Dr: If you are having a sudden onset of rapid heart rate for no apparent reason (for example exercise or fear), then I recommend seeing your Dr as soon as possible to determine the cause. If it doesn't occur during the day that is good, but to be safe let your Dr know what is happening, frequency, duration, and any associated symptoms & if you are taking any supplements/meds then show them to Dr, ...Read more
I am experiencing insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Feeling depressed, Fatigue, and Difficulty sleeping?
How long?!!: Worries could be #1 cause. Personal,financial problem,relationship problem ,job problem lack of self confidence,worries personal,job related ,family relationship . These are most likely causes.See your MD or psychological help. Your Physician may help to find psychiatrist. Good Luck. ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep) (worsened by: varying sleep schedule, alcohol use) and feeling anxious...
Consider med eval: for anxiety & poor sleep. Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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