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What can I take to sleep because of depression?

What can I take to sleep because of depression?

Antidepressant: There are antidepressant medications that promote sleep. The depression needs to be treated as well as the sleep problem. Consult your physician or a mental health professional. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I think they are symptoms of depression. Lack of energy, sleep alot. Can anything else cause that?

I think they are symptoms of depression. Lack of energy, sleep alot. Can anything else cause that?

A ton of things: Can cause excessive sleeping and lack of energy. First see your family doctor to rule out medical causes such as hypothyroid, viral infections, etc. If medically cleared, your family doc may be able to refer you to a psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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Does sleep apnea, or lack of sleep, make kids look like they have adhd, or does lack of sleep actually cause adhd?

Does sleep apnea, or lack of sleep, make kids look like they have adhd, or does lack of sleep actually cause adhd?

Both/either: It can cause mild-moderate adhd-like symptoms, but not severe ones. If the child has significant drops in oxygen to his brain nightly, true deficits in cognition & attention can result. ...Read more

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I can not sleep at night because of a racing mind full of thoughts. What can I do?

I can  not sleep at night because of a racing mind full of thoughts. What can I do?

Sleep hygiene: When getting ready for bed, try turning down lights, the dark environment helps the production of melatonin in the body to make you sleepy. Try journaling or making a list of the things you are thinking about, but you have to reassure yourself that you will pick up these things in the morning. Try deep breathing and meditation to calm your mind. Try visualization of somewhere calm. Also prayer. ...Read more

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I have poor quality sleep because of my osa. Is there anything i can do to be more energized thru the day?

I have poor quality sleep because of my osa. Is there anything i can do to be more energized thru the day?

FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil iand nuvigil help with energy and fatigue Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gut loss.com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Also with PCOD metformin may help with IGT AND weight loss. ...Read more

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What can it mean when you only have nightmares/ insomnia / sleep anxiety in certain places?

What can it mean when you only have nightmares/ insomnia / sleep anxiety in certain places?

There could be: Many different reasons for this. The place may remind you of palace where you were traumatized in the past. It could remind you of things you have repressed and do not therefore remember. The unconscious works in mysterious ways. In therapy you could try to analyze the dreams and makes sense of them. ...Read more

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Grindding teeth at sleep because of anxiety disorder, what to do?

Grindding teeth at sleep because of anxiety disorder, what to do?

Bruxism: Anxiety itself can cause bruxism (teeth grinding at night) -- but so can some medications used to treat anxiety disorder, such as duloxetine and other ssri's. Buspar (buspirone) has been used with some success in these cases. Dental appliances may be needed at times also. You haven't said whether you're getting treatment for your anxiety, but seeing a psychiatrist for this would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I take trazodone to help me sleep because of anxiety and depression. I've heard that it is supposed to help with night terrors and such. Yet i still get night terrors and lucid dreams. Is there anything i can do to help with these?

I take trazodone to help me sleep because of anxiety and depression.  I've heard that it is supposed to help with night terrors and such. Yet i still get night terrors and lucid dreams. Is there anything i can do to help with these?

Traz: May consider a different nighttime medication. There are a few medications that help with nightmares assoc with ptsd but usually I do not recommend adding a medication to manage the side effects of another medication. ...Read more

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Insomnia vs. Sleep Deprivation? I have periods off and on of little or no sleep, but I hear that being sleep deprived can kill? 19, f, anxiety/depres.

Insomnia vs. Sleep Deprivation? I have periods off and on of little or no sleep, but I hear that being sleep deprived can kill? 19, f, anxiety/depres.

Insomnia is not: likely to kill anyone but it can make life very difficult. Nature eventually takes over and you will sleep. Please see your doc. Ask about low dose melatonin, and natural sleep aid. Look at your lifestyle. Do you work shift work? Do you consume a lot of stimulants? Something on your mind that you can discuss w/someone? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have sleep delay. No matter how try hard or how tired or how lack of sleep I only can go fall sleep in the morming like 5 am. Often sleep shallow?

I have sleep delay. No matter how try hard or how tired or how lack of sleep I only can go fall sleep in the morming like 5 am. Often sleep shallow?

Invesigation needed: It sounds like thereis a reason for your sleep pattern. 1- caffeine intake 2-redbull or other "energizers" 3- daytime naps 4- lack of exrcise 5- medications which may affect your sleep 6- anxiety disorder 7- previous work in graveyard shift etc.... As you see - many causes need to be ruled out best way to sift through your problems - see your doctor and get help. Insomnia. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable stress is leading to me lack of sleep. What can I do or take to sleep easier?

Uncomfortable stress is leading to me lack of sleep. What can I do or take to sleep easier?

Here are some ideas:: First, i imagine that you are addressing the stresses you have and are solving the real problems that can be solved. I don't know of a better sleep aid than vigorous exercise! have you ever tried swimming or water aerobics and then going home to bed? Massage may help. Limit your use of caffeine and other stimulants, of course. Try a self-hypnosis tape or self-relaxation tape to quiet your mind. ...Read more

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Weakness, gas, diarrhea, numbness, nervousness. Are all of these symptoms of anxiety because I have an anxiety disorder. I also was sleep deprived^?

Anxiety IS a symptom: There may be connections between all or some of these complaints. Also, being deprived of adequate sleep (or any other need for a healthy body) matters. Naming a set of problems helps sum it up, but it won't fix anything. You really need to see a psychotherapist, perhaps get rx help and stick to a daily healthy life plan for eating, sleeping, etc. You're aging too quickly, slow down, calm down. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea since 5 years and depression. Does the depression come from the sleep apnea illness. ?

I have sleep apnea since 5 years and depression. Does the depression come from the sleep apnea illness. ?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea means that the brain is not getting adequate oxygen. This affects the physiology and psychology of an individual. Please discuss this with your physician and get treated quickly. ...Read more

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Can infection cause me to have emotional distress, depression, and stress and lost of sleep and lost of appetite and scared to eat anything ?

Can infection cause me to have emotional distress, depression, and stress and lost of sleep and lost of appetite and scared to eat anything
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Infection: Yes on alll accounts. Speak to your physician . You need to speak to a psychologist or psychiatrist for help. ...Read more

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What could be causing lack of sleep and when I do sleep i'm exhausted even though i slept for 8 hours?

What could be causing lack of sleep and when I do sleep i'm exhausted even though i slept for 8 hours?

Insomnia: There are many causes of insomnia. These include anxiety disorders, stress, environmental issues (noise, light, work schedule, etc...), specific sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea. Ptsd can cause insomnia and nightmares. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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