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Awake Hour Sleep
I'm exhausted after a few hours of being awake. I sleep 7+ hours per night, uninterrupted, no snoring, no apnea. Not dieting, no exercise, bmi=19.5?
Quality of sleep?: How do you know if you don't have a sleep problem? Need to consider sleep issue maybe not apnea but periodic leg movement and fragment sleep patterns exist as well also consider meds and if doing everything correctly need to have laboratory evaluation and a medical evaluation if the problem persist ...Read more
Throat hurts before sleep until couple hours after awake. Affects sleep most nights and hurts to talk. Feels swollen, humidifier no help. Not strep?
See MD asap: Studies show that autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis have a large cardiac component. And, pericarditis is a common diagnosis in patients with RA. That should be your primary concern, to rule this out. Especially because the pain of pericarditis is worse when lying down and better sitting up. However, you need a full exam for other causes & please follow a Rheumatologist regularly for RA ...Read more
30 hours - yikes!: Are your hyped up? If so, try something to de-stress like deep breathing exercises. If you have cyclic problems with marked changes in mood energy level- then please notify your doctor. Keep bedroom dark & cool. Turn off tv. 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, or chamomile tea. ...Read more
At age 76, possibly most common cause of getting up to pass urine, and disturbed sleep is enlarged prostate.
Other causes can be:
urinary tract infection
please see a urologist for medical examination, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more
Yes & No: Our need for sleep is pre-wired and individual for each of us. We may be able to go a few days or weeks on less sleep and feel fine but it will eventually take it's toll on our physical and/or mental well being. The optimal amount of sleep varies for each person throughout their lives as well and can be affected by stress, health, or any number of things. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 5 month old to sleep up to 20 hours with feedings in between. When he's awake he's active?
Yes: As long as he is growing and developing as expected, enjoy your baby ...Read more
Is it possible to be sleep deprived after 28 hours awake? I've been way more productive than usual today but I feel weird.
Manic episode: You have extensive mental health issues. You have insomnia or are self medicating with Zopiclone which will keep you up. You are also bipolar or Schizophrenic on Quetiapine and may be experiencing a manic episode. Your mental health status may not be stable and I recommend you contact your psychiatrist immediately to avoid further decompensation. ...Read more
I am 26.Ever since I was a child I couldn't get enough sleep. The only time I feel awake is when ive slept at least 20 hours. Why?
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
Been months on end - max no of hours I can sleep is 3hr/day and very interrupted. Also feels am half awake when I sleep. What to do?
Sleep disorder: Even if you are underestimating the amount and quality of sleep you've been getting - it is definitely not enough. You really should see a doctor for a referral to a sleep disorder clinic or go directly. This is not likely to resolve itself and your body, emotions & mental functions can suffer all sorts of damage. Get an eval and treatment asap. Till then, rest/relax as much as possible & hydrate. ...Read more
What causes me to lie awake for 1-2 hours (doing nothing, no electronics, books, etc) and then to sleep for 12-14 hours? This is every night.
Hello I am a 22 year old male weight 290 lbs height 6ft 3inchs I am having trouble staying awake in the afternoon I feel like I can sleep for 24 hours?
See your doctor: See your doctor for a workup to see if there is an underlying condition causing your symptoms. ...Read more
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Even after a good 8 hours sleep I am still tired during the day. How can I feel more awake and active during my day?
Sleep hygiene: Some tips for quality sleep to feel refreshed and alert each day: allow yourself 8 hrs uninterrupted sleep, *the same* 8 hrs every night. Take 10-15 minutes quiet time before sleep. Aerobic exercise 3 or more times each week. No tv, computer, food or alcohol within 1 hr of bedtime. Limit caffeine intake. Don't use sleep aid meds longer than 2 weeks unless rx'ed by your physician. Good luck! ...Read more
My 6 month old baby fell of my bed this morning around 9 should I let her sleep she's been awake for about 1 hour and half!?
Yes but observe: If she is acting normally, active and playful, let her sleep on her usual nap/ bed time but observe closely in the first 24-48 hours for increased sleepiness, irritability and/or any other symptoms like vomitting. If you any of these developed take her to the pediatrician to be checked. ...Read more
Is it unhealthy to stay awake during night time (up to 3am), despite sleeping enough during the day (8 hours - 3am to 11 am)?
Probably not: The time of the hours which you sleep are generally less important than the number of hours. Though you can throw off your circadian rhythm (natural day-night cycle), it doesn't harm most. Some, however, can develop signs/symptoms of sleep disorders like insomnia. It has also been associated with others: obesity, diabetes, sad, etc. See your pcp if you have health issues. ...Read more
I will have been awake 28 hours when I finish work tonight as I couldn't sleep the night before due to insomnia will I be OK?
I can't seem to sleep at night. I can get 4 or 5 hours of sleep and be awake all day and still not be tired the night after. What could be wrong?
Insomnia: Not being able to sleep is "insomnia", which even at 17Y.O.Age can have many different causes, each with a unique treatment plan. Please call your doctor, meet and discuss what is going on for you physically, emotionally, and in your life, as all of these factors can contribute to your body's sleep/wake regulation! ...Read more
Took 3 mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and im still fully awake 2 hours later. I still have 10 hours I can sleep. Csn I take another 3 or cut one in half?
Above FDA limit:
The FDA limit per day is 3mg, and they are actually now recommending less than that.
http://www. Fda. Gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm397453.htm There are other meds and behavioral therapies that can be more successful in the long term if a current medication is not working. ...Read more
I'm constantly tired even though I am getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. I'll wake up and be tired and the longer I am awake the worse it gets.?
Probably not: Since you are breathing normal during the day the c02 levels should come back to normal unless there is another problem with your breathing... ...Read more
How many hours straight can we stay awake without suffering any damage or problems from the non sleeping?
Confusing question: I seem to recall a study done years ago that showed people starting to have seizures after 96 hours awake. I don't recall anything more about the study but wonder why you ask. The human body requires sleep to function at peak performance. I am sure there are other studies that show decreased vigilance with decreased sleep. ...Read more
I don't like sleeping, how many hours can I reduce my sleep to when I do go to sleep and how many hours can I stay awake?
What to do if I am feeling less drowsy and more awake when I sleep for like 6 hours rather than a full 10 hour sleep. Why is that?
I think I have problems with sleeping, I can stay awake without a problem. Just 2-3 hours of sleep are enough for me. Should I get worried?
More sleep is good:
Most people need 7-9 hours of sleep per day for optimal health. If you depend on anything like caffeine or other stimulants to keep you going, you are likely going to hit a wall at some point. You may have a sleep disorder, especially given you mood and emotional concerns. I'd see a doctor to discuss this further, there is a lot you can do to feel better. ...Read more
I haven't been able to sleep lately. I get around 2-3 hours a night, yet I'm wide awake during the day and can't even nap and I'll get headaches?
Headaches?: Please see a Neurologist if you get headaches and cant sleep. Further tests may be necessary to determine the causes of your poor sleep but awake cycle. If this has been "only lately" does this mean you usually sleep well and have no headache? If this is only acute then examine if you are more worried or stressed and treat with relaxation and counseling. ...Read more