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Trouble Getting To Sleep
What can I do to help me get to sleep at night? Trouble getting to sleep i will be sleeping on the chair, but when i go to bed be wide awake.
Consider melatonin. Sleep hygiene is key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use 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. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, along w light reading or warm bath.
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. Can I take Lunesta (eszopiclone) to get to sleep and Intermezzo when I wake in the middle of the night? Thank you.
NO!: ABSOLUTELY NOT! Sounds like you are becoming "tolerant" to these chemical sleep aides! You should not take any of these more than every other night!! NEVER take two in the same night! You need to have your primary care provider (PCP) to discuss good "SLEEP HYGIENE" with you! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Many: You need to learn to relax! start by having the same bedtime routine, keep you room dark and cool. Maybe drink chamomile tea, put away the thoughts of the day, take a a warm shower, use medication as a last resort. But if you can't sleep, talk to your doctor and get the help you need. Remember that over the counter sleep aids and alcohol are bad for sleep. The opposite of what most people think. ...Read more
Use good sleep : Hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use 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. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
I have no trouble getting to sleep between 10 to 11pm but wake between 3:30 and 4:30 most mornings. I have tried Valerian. Any other natural options?
Insomnia: Many people have trouble falling asleep in a timely manner. The best place to start is with proper sleep 'hygiene'. Only use your bed for sleeping and sexual activity. Avoid naps all day and caffeine after lunch. Having a healthy diet and exercising properly will also help you rest at night. Be sure to sleep in a quiet spot. It is normal to wait up to 20 minutes to fall asleep. ...Read more
The last few nights I've had trouble getting to sleep then I wake in the middle of night due to being rest restless. What could it be all of a sudden?
What can cause me to first i had trouble getting to sleep and later now have trouble staying asleep?
Many things...: Many things can make it difficult to fall asleep and wake you up in the middle of the night. Stress/anxiety, pain, heartburn, sleep apnea, leg movements, alcohol use prior to bedtime, napping, caffeine and nicotine use. A sleep specialist and a sleep diary would be quite helpful. ...Read more
Loss of appetite and fun demeanor. Apprehensive to leave house. Trouble getting to sleep/strange dreams. Altered view of time and space.
I have noticed a pattern in my sleep cycles. On the first day of my period I have trouble getting to sleep then wake up at 2am wide awake. Why is this?
Hormones hurt sleep: The hormonal changes that drive the menstrual cycle have a number of secondary effects. One of these is insomnia, which is more common in the second half of the menstrual cycle. This condition is usually treatable. Check with your physician for guidance. Here's an article that may be of help: http://www.Besthealthmag.Ca/get-healthy/girlfriends-guide/13-ways-to-beat-menstrual-insomnia. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 10 mg melatonin and 50 mg diphenhydramine HCl an hour before bed almost every night? I have trouble getting to sleep most nights.
My 93 y.O. Mother has trouble getting to sleep and can also wake at 2 am etc. She's in v.Good health, likes nat. Medicine, but eg.Melatonin won't work?
L-Tryptophan 500mg : Several night time over the counter supplement remedies for insomnia include: l-tryptophan 500mg, l-glycine 3000mg, 5-htp 300mg, calcium 500mg/magnesium 250mg, l-theanine 200mg. Also, try meditation and inspirational reading. Keep bedroom dark. No tv, computer or pets. Do not drink water 30 minutes before bedtime. Refrain from watching the news or any highly excitable tv shows near bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had abdominal pain for4days, nausea, sore breasts, increased apatite, trouble getting to sleep, moody.. Any idea what could be wrong? Can't c gp
Abdominal pain/sore: Limited information. Not sure what stage you are in your monthly cycle. it could be premenstrual tension or if you are late for your period early signs of pregnancy. The abdominal pain is a bit concern as that may also be a UTI, reflux, gallbladder,anxiety .You need to see a doctor either in person or by remote telemedicine. ...Read more
I always wake up at around 3am and have trouble getting back to sleep. I used to take medication for insomnia. What seems to be the case now?
A "classic" Sx of MD: Major depressive episodes often include the symptom of "early morning awakening"; thought to be a result of hormonal disturbances often found with biologically induced depression. Visit a psychiatrist, he/she will review your sleep hygiene; suggest a trial of non-rx melatonin; if these did not help, rozarem, or silenor; stronger antidepressants: trazadone Remeron (mirtazapine) or Elavil may be necessary, .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the early symptoms of fatal insomnia. I'm having trouble getting to and maintaining sleep and don't see how anything else could cause this.
If it even exists: ..It is extraordinarily rare. It has afflicted a specific Italian gene line and the age of onset is in the 50s. There have only been between 50-100 people EVER thought to have had this "disease". Forget it. You want to sleep? Start by turning off your electronics two hours before bedtime, cut out caffeine, improve your nutrition and get some vigorous exercise. If still troubled, see your Doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep hygiene.: You need to get back on a schedule for sleep. To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Shoot for 6 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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