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A Recurring Difficulty In Falling Or Staying Asleep Is Called
This is insomnia: Practicing good sleep hygiene is the first step. Keep your sleep structured, avoid long periods of lying in bed awake, use bed just for sleep and intimacy. Avoid napping during the day. Relaxation and imagery techniques can be very helpful when having trouble going to sleep due to thinking. There are some relatively safe sleep aids that can be taken nightly or just as needed if sleep still bad. ...Read more
I'm having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Is this because of the MS or Fibromyalgia , or something else??
Worth looking into: There is a strong association between lack of REM sleep and fibromyalgia. Some sleep aids and chloride channel drugs in general tend to disrupt normal REM sleep and promote fibromyalgia. Its worth having a good general medical exam first. Review and practice good sleep hygiene. Treat pain with medications that promote REM sleep (Lyrica (pregabalin) and Pamelor). See a sleep specialist if needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more
Not specific: Difficulty staying asleep is a condition plaguing many, often having nothing to do with either of the mentioned conditions. Sleep apnea, anxiety/depression, over active thyroid, etc. Are only a few of the many reasons. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have trouble falling asleep not staying asleep its the initial process that i have difficulty Is diphenhydramine or a natural suppliment better?
Neither: Try sleep hygiene first: no caffeinated beverages in the evening, no vigorous physical exercise in the evening too, no TV/pc/smartphone at least one hour prior to bed time, cool, dark and quiet bedroom, fixed time to retire, preferably 1-2hours before midnight. Try those first before either benadryl (diphenhydramine) or supplements, good luck ...Read more
Needs to be fixed: This is a big deal and it needs to be fixed. No one should drive if they are falling asleep like that. Obstructive sleep apnea, insufficient sleep syndrome, shift work sleep disorder, narcolepsy, and idiopathic hypersomnia on the are all possibilities. The individual needs to see a sleep specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more
If a person is having mild, persistent hallucinations or is disoriented on waking,, will a teaspoon of honey before sleeping alleviate the behavior?
Hallucinations upon: awakening are called hypnopompic. Usually, taking time to orient yourself and awaken will relieve them. If they persist and impair function then seek medical and psychiatric evaluations to determine cause and develop treatment. They may indicate other issues including narcolepsy, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, anxiety disorders, and depression. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
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, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it when a person attempts to fall asleep, but is woken up by short bursts of energy or some type of awake feeling?
Dreaming occurs : Nightly in all healthy individuals. Most dreams are in rapid eye movement (rem) periods that happen about every 90 minutes -- less frequent in early sleep & more frequent later in sleep. Many people don't think they have dreams because they don't remember them. Preventing or disrupting rem sleep causes a rebound increase in rem & has various pos & neg effects, including relief of depression. ...Read more
Can't stay asleep: After going to sleep initially, u keep waking up in middle of night (interrupted sleep). Also called terminal insomnia, as opposed to initial insomnia (can't fall asleep). Many factors can cause that, from idiopathic (unknown) to metabolic, to endocrine to medications or medical problems or psychiatric such as mood disorders. ...Read more
Health issues due to falling asleep in a computer chair several nights in a row? Is it due to the monitor?
Causes for sudden body "jerks" while asleep or going to sleep? Mild or sometimes strong involving whole body
Sleep "starts": Many people experience these sudden "starts" while falling asleep. They are a form of myoclonic jerking, and are usually in the range of normal. Other causes exist, which require more investigation: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/myoclonus/myoclonus.Htm. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Falling asleep: while watching TV is not necessarily depression or insomnia. If you are awake at night and then sleepy during the day this can be insomnia related. Lack of interest in life in general may suggest depression. Please see your do so he/she can help you sort this out. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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