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I have a problem with late night eating, like right before I go to sleep. I try to not eat late & what happens is I end up eating really late.

I have a problem with late night eating, like right before I go to sleep. I try to not eat late & what happens is I end up eating really late.

Habit: You need to look at your schedule and put eating dinner earlier than you are doing now. You need to organize your activities so that eating is not the last priority. Eating at the proper time does have its health advantages. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Why do I sleepwalk when I eat right before I go to sleep? This happens a lot to me.

Why do I sleepwalk when I eat right before I go to sleep? This happens a lot to me.

Unsure: You might have a trigger to sleep walk w mildly elevated blood sugars that happen normally after we eat. Another possibility is we can a bit less blood flow to our brain while our body is focusing on digestion, this link is see in practice but the mechanism is not well understood. Good luck ...Read more

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What if different parts of my body will all twitch right before I go to sleep? What could that be?

What if different parts of my body will all twitch right before I go to sleep? What could that be?

Sleep jerks: A twitch is a sudden brief muscle contraction. Two examples of harmless twitches are "sleep jerks" and hiccups. Sleep jerks of an arm or leg occur as one is falling asleep. Hiccups are the result of twitching of the diaphragm muscle. ...Read more

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I hear voices right before I go to sleep, and I get up and there's no one. I try to ignore this, because I do not want to be on medicine.?

I hear voices right before I go to sleep, and I get up and there's no one. I try to ignore this, because I do not want to be on medicine.?

Hearing Voices: Consult with a clinical psychologist to help you understand the origin of these voices and to see if you can obtain help controlling these disturbing thoughts without medication. He or she will help you decide if and when medication is needed if at all. Sorry to hear you are so troubled. My best. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with health anxiety for about 6 months. I have noticed that my anxiety intensified right before I go to sleep. My 0.5 mg ativan (lorazepam) doesn't seem to help me anymore. Why is that? Should I request a new medication?

I have been suffering with health anxiety for about 6 months. I have noticed that my anxiety intensified right before I go to sleep. My 0.5 mg ativan (lorazepam) doesn't seem to help me anymore. Why is that? Should I request a new medication?

Tolerance: Your body will develop tolerance to narcotics like opioid pain meds and benzos like Ativan (lorazepam). That means the dose becomes less effective over time. However, benzos are really meant to be short-term helps while the underlying problem is being addressed. There are safer meds that can be used long-term to control anxiety, that won't cause tolerance. Counseling can be very effective for this too. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience a falling sensation right before you go to sleep?

Is it normal to experience a falling sensation right before you go to sleep?

Yes: Some people feel this and it is quite normal. Sometimes these are associated with brief muscle twitches called hypnic jerks. ...Read more

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Recently quit smoking, notice I have shortness of breath, also I cannot sleep well. Right before I doze off to go to sleep I wake back up with a panic?

Recently quit smoking, notice I have shortness of breath, also I cannot sleep well. Right before I doze off to go to sleep I wake back up with a panic?

Need Evaluation: Smoking is associated with various lung diseases. Most common is COPD. These can lead to drop in your oxygen levels which may be pronounced during sleep particularly if you also have sleep apnea. Drop in the oxygen level may be waking you up at night in panic. I would suggest seeing a Pulmonologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Right before I fall asleep, I wake up like a I can't breathe and I feel like I can't swallow. I have sleep apnea and this happens when I don't use cpap?

Right before I fall asleep, I wake up like a I can't breathe and I feel like I can't swallow. I have sleep apnea and this happens when I don't use cpap?

Sleep apnea: That's one of the symptoms of sleep apnea. Make sure you use your mask. Some people depending on the severity of the apnea will use a dental appliance or have surgery. Make sure your CPAP has a humidifier on it as well ...Read more

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When I sleep at night right before I fall asleep sometimes it feels like my heart skips a beat fluters I open my eyes breathe then its gone? Comments

When I sleep at night right before I fall asleep sometimes it feels like my heart skips a beat fluters I open my eyes breathe then its gone? Comments

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Post psych meds im no longer able to sleep if I try to fall asleep I wake up right before and shake leg. Also feel breathless and grunt in pain &shock?

Post psych meds im no longer able to sleep if I try to fall asleep I wake up right before and shake leg. Also feel breathless and grunt in pain &shock?

Problems: Did you taper off your medications or stop them cold turkey? Don't know which psychiatric medications you were on. But stopping some can lead to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation syndrome. The electric shocks can also occur w coming off of some ssri's. Please discuss this w your treating psychiatrist. A slower taper is often helpful. In the meantime practice good sleep >>>. ...Read more

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Why do I shake right before I fall asleep?

Why do I shake right before I fall asleep?

Sleep starts: Generally benign and often better known as sleep starts or hynpic jerks. It is the loss or decrease in postural muscle tone as you go to sleep. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up right before I fall asleep?

Why do I wake up right before I fall asleep?

???: Wake up right before you fall asleep? People generally are awake before they fall asleep :-). If you mean that you wake up right after falling asleep, with a feeling like falling, this is a common occurrence and generally not a big concern. Just realize that you were startled and relax. If it occurs chronically, possibly see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the falling or kicking feeling right before you fall asleep?

What is the falling or kicking feeling right before you fall asleep?

RLS or meds: You may have restless leg syndrome or an electrolyte imbalance. Both can cause what you describe as well as a malfunctioniung thyroid. Check with you md, who can treat either one. ...Read more

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Why do you twitch right before you fall asleep?

Why do you twitch right before you fall asleep?

Possibly abnormal: Recently jerks have been tied to sleep anxiety, fatigue, and discomfort. People having trouble sleeping or can’t get comfortable in bed appear to experience the sensation more often. It is especially more common with people who are trying to fight falling asleep or have deprived themselves of sleep for more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Sometimes as I'm falling asleep, right before I fall asleep, these spasm right in my balls happens, feels like my balls pull up, then I jolt awake...?

Sometimes as I'm falling asleep, right before I fall asleep, these spasm right in my balls happens, feels like my balls pull up, then I jolt awake...?

Cremasteric: Has to do with the changes in brain electricity which then can cause spasms in the leg muscles which affects the cremasteric nervous pathway.
Not dangerous and common enough. ...Read more

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Why is that that sometimes right before you fall asleep your body does that "jump" thing or twitch?

Why is that that sometimes right before you fall asleep your body does that "jump" thing or twitch?

Sleep and jump: There is an area of the brain called the "reticular activating center. This is sort of like a switch. When you are drifting into sleep activating this switch changes one from the awake stage to the sleeping stage. When the switch is thrown then one sometimes experiences the "jump" or twitch. ...Read more

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Is it bad to go to sleep after you eat?

Is it bad to go to sleep after you eat?

If you eat large: Meals then it may cause problems with sleep as the body is struggling to digest the food. A small snack is usually fine. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat banana and go to sleep right after?

Sleep and bananna: Eating bannana which is rich in serotonin may help some people relax and sleep. ...Read more

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I can not go to sleep! Do I have a problem or is it that I eat stuff which have too much caffeine in? Need help.

I can not go to sleep! Do I have a problem or is it that I eat stuff which have too much caffeine in? Need help.

As above: Sleep hygiene is important talk with u pcp, to help u with this and if sleep hygiene alone did not work to write u some medication. ...Read more

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I go to sleep at 3/4 am...And no matter how long I sleep, I still wake up tired, and if I eat or get bored, I go to sleep later in afternoon, normal?

I go to sleep at 3/4 am...And no matter how long I sleep, I still wake up tired, and if I eat or get bored, I go to sleep later in afternoon, normal?

Sleep zzz: The best way to get on a "normal" sleep schedule is to have a standard wake time, avoid naps. Go to bed only when you're tired. If you can't fall asleep within 20mins, get out of bed until you're tired again. Avoid substances that impact sleep, like alcohol. If you want to rule out any medical causes of sleep difficulties, we live near a sleep center http://tinyurl. Com/krbzamx. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it bad to eat right before you sleep?

Eating large amounts: Can hinder sleep. Eating smaller snacks is usually alright. Take care. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to eat an apple right before I sleep?

Yes: Eating a small snack right before bedtime is usually fine. Avoid eating meals at least 2 to 3 hours prior to going to sleep. Brushing your teeth after the apple would be a good idea. ...Read more

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If I eat chocolate right before I sleep, will I have nightmares?

If I eat chocolate right before I sleep, will I have nightmares?

Try: Highly unlikely

but too much chocolate may increase your weight

high cocoa content can be good for your heart: > 80%

why would you ever ask? ...Read more

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Recently I am having lunch at 8pm but when I go to sleep I feel pain in upper stomache. I start to burb with foamy white saliva. I eat nothing all day.?

Recently I am having lunch at 8pm but when I go to sleep I feel pain in upper stomache. I start to burb with foamy white saliva. I eat nothing all day.?

It can be an effort: For the body to break down & digest food. Eating so late at night can make it hard to sleep. Eating nothing all day is likely to slow your metabolic rate. You might be eating more during than one meal because you are in starvation mode for the rest of the day. A larger bolus of food might be one of the reasons for your abdominal discomfort. Encourage you to eat smaller amounts of food more often. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest or best food to eat or tea to drink right before going to sleep so that I will have good dreams and feel great in the morning?

What is the healthiest or best food to eat or tea to drink right before going to sleep so that I will have good dreams and feel great in the morning?

Caffeine free: You want a tea that is free of caffeine for starters, cause the caffeine could act as a stimulant. There is Level B evidence to support the claim that chamomile possesses anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties and may have clinical applications in the treatment of stress and insomnia. ...Read more

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I know you not suppose to eat then go to sleep bec if I on a low calorie diet Is it ok I was go eat my oatmeal if it included In low calorie diet?

I know you not suppose to eat then go to sleep bec if I on a low calorie diet Is it ok I was go eat my oatmeal if it included In low calorie diet?

Eat at night.: Regardless of food type and diet regimen, it’s not recommended generally to eat within four hours of going to bed. Oatmeal or otherwise. Your adding calories to your body when your metabolism is the slowest. ...Read more

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Possibly bad sleeping habit rather than sleeping disorder? I am 20 years old healthy, work out, eat healthy foods but can't sleep at night. I can never fall asleep till after 230am and then I sleep in till 1130am. This has been going on for about 3 months

Possibly bad sleeping habit rather than sleeping disorder? I am 20 years old healthy, work out, eat healthy foods but can't sleep at night. I can never fall asleep till after 230am and then I sleep in till 1130am. This has been going on for about 3 months

Delayed Sleep Phase: You likely have delayed sleep phase syndrome. You want to go to bed later and sleep in later. Commonly seen in teenagers and young adults. A combination of bright light first thing upon awakening and melatonin at night may help advance your rhythm. See a sleep specialist for guidance in altering and timing the adjustment in your circadian rhythm. ...Read more

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What should I eat or drink to mke me fall asleep?

To fall asleep: Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk also can aid sleep. Melatonin & valerian root are herbs which help with sleep. Avoid caffeine or alcohol. ...Read more