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I fall asleep easily but struggle to stay asleep, why is that?

I fall asleep easily but struggle to stay asleep, why is that?

Maintenance insomnia: Sleep maintenance insomnia (the inability to stay asleep) is the most common form of sleep disturbance. There are a long list of potential causes. If your sleep disturbance is associated with difficulty functioning during the day (feeling sleepy or tired), you should explore potential causes. If you feel like alertness and energy are normal, constraining the time you spend in bed may help ...Read more

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How might one fall asleep fast and stay asleep?

How might one fall asleep fast and stay asleep?

Good sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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How might one fall asleep and stay asleep naturally?

How might one fall asleep and stay asleep naturally?

Use great sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. >>>. ...Read more

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Don't have insomnia but having trouble falling asleep due to stress (staying asleep is fine). OTC/other temp remedies to help fall asleep?

Don't have insomnia but having trouble falling asleep due to stress (staying asleep is fine). OTC/other temp remedies to help fall asleep?

Insomnio: To have problems starting sleep or awakenings in mid sleep no matter are types of insomnia if happens for > 6 wks at least 3 X a week. Do relaxation methods/ exercises, increase sleep hygiene. Take camomil;e tea or malatonin as a first step ...Read more

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Ways to help fall asleep and stay asleep even after being super tired?

Good sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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I sometimes fall asleep while studying, even with ample sleep. However, i don't fall asleep while engaged in any other activity. Is this narcolepsy?

I sometimes fall asleep while studying, even with ample sleep. However, i don't fall asleep while engaged in any other activity. Is this narcolepsy?

No: Most likely lack of interest , when u feel like that take break from studying for few miniutes and do some excersize to increase u energy. ...Read more

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Trying to fall asleep but being jolted awake before sleep.Problems in basal ganglia?

Trying to fall asleep but being jolted awake before sleep.Problems in basal ganglia?

Sleep: There may be an underlying component of anxiousness that is affecting sleep onset and preventing you from relaxing into deeper sleep. If it's a jolting sensation, these may be hypnic jerks. A sleep study and visit to a sleep specialist can help. ...Read more

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Fitbit shows I am waking. So how to fall asleep and stay asleep?

Fitbit shows I am waking. So how to fall asleep and stay asleep?

Find out reason: What i like about devices like fitbit is that it brings things to our attention. If you are not aware of why these wakings happen, it may be due to an underlying problem. If it is always in the second half of the night, consider apnea, mood disturbances, etc. Sometimes in first part of night it may be movement disorder. Sleep specialist may be very helpful. Also be related to other med probs? ...Read more

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I've been having trouble sleeping and staying asleep. What can I do or take to fall asleep and stay asleep?

I've been having trouble sleeping and staying asleep. What can I do or take to fall asleep and stay asleep?

Insomnia: The best treatment for insomnia is to identify the underlying cause and address it. The most common cause of difficulty falling asleep is stress or bringing your worries to bed. Difficulty staying asleep can be a symptoms of a sleep related breathing or movement disorder. I recommend against taking a medicine to put you to sleep. It is not a good long term solution. ...Read more

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How can you fall asleep faster at night and also stay asleep?

How can you fall asleep faster at night and also stay asleep?

Sleep hygiene.: Excellent sleep hygiene is the natural way to a good's night sleep. If you have chronic problems with sleep inspite of good sleep hygiene - see your doctor for evaluation of underlying cause. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior. ...Read more

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Sleeping only 1-3 hours at a time, i don't have trouble falling asleep, but can't seem to stay asleep thru the night. Tried melatonin 1.5 didn't work.

Sleeping only 1-3 hours at a time, i don't have trouble falling asleep, but can't seem to stay asleep thru the night. Tried melatonin 1.5 didn't work.

Sleep: Best to see a sleep specialist. A sleep study may be needed to figure out what's happening, eg, sleep apnea, plms, parasomnias, etc. Proper sleep habits/hygiene are essential. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake while driving, if I always fall asleep?

How can I stay awake while driving, if I always fall asleep?

Excess Sleepiness: If you are always falling asleep, then you have excessive sleepiness, you give no other information, but i would suggest the following: stop driving until this is evaluated, see a sleep specialist, and above all follow his recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to fall asleep fast, stay asleep and wake up feeling alert and energized?

What is the most effective way to fall asleep fast, stay asleep and wake up feeling alert and energized?

Routine: Routine is key. Avoid caffeine after 4pm. Turn off tv, computers and internet access for one hour prior to sleep. Do something relaxing like reading or listening to soft music. Make sure you use your bed for just sleep, not working or tv. Get enough exercise during the day. Those are a few ideas. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Hmmm: Could still be myoclonus. Possibilities include epileptic myoclonus, subcortical myoclonus, and other other movement disorders. Movement disorders which occur during sleep are not psychological, so something is going on. I would visit neurologist. ...Read more

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Have been getting anywhere between 8-10 hours sleep a night but still seem to manage to fall asleep during the day?

Have been getting anywhere between 8-10 hours sleep a night but still seem to manage to fall asleep during the day?

Sleep quality is: important. One POSSIBILITY is sleep apnea. If you have that you will be waking up throughout the night and not knowing it and not getting enough REM (dream) sleep. Please see your doctor. You may also be depressed and a mental health professional can help if that is the case. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Trouble falling & staying asleep. Will toss & turn for more than 30mins before falling asleep. Will wake up after 4-5hrs & will stay awake. Will snore?

Trouble falling & staying asleep. Will toss & turn for more than 30mins before falling asleep. Will wake up after 4-5hrs & will stay awake. Will snore?

May need sleep eval: 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

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How do I stay asleep?? Fall asleep fast but toss and turn all night. Cut out wine, go to sleep about same time, try to relax first. Been about year.

How do I stay asleep?? Fall asleep fast but toss and turn all night. Cut out wine, go to sleep about same time, try to relax first. Been about year.

Try 5-HTP, Glycine: 2 amino acids have been shown to improve quality of sleep (more deep sleep and less light sleep) and reduce waking after falling asleep: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) 100-300 mg and Glycine 3000 mg. Both are safe and well-tolerated. See http://tinyurl.com/letdxys and http://www.holistic-online.com/remedies/sleep/sleep_ins_melatonin-and-5htp.htm ...Read more

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