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Can You Have Insomnia And Hypersomnia At The Same Time
Very common!: Anxiety and depression are located in similar areas of the brain, and these areas and brain circuits are connected. Most people who become depressed also have anxiety problems before the depression hits full strength. The same medications, known as ssris, that used for depression are also used to treat anxiety, and vice-versa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Restless legs syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, and primary insomnia are common, so it makes sense that one person may have more than one. Even people with less common sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy and rem behavior disorder, seem to be at greater risk for obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more
Depression and anxiety are different conditions, but they commonly occur together: They also have similar treatments. Feeling down or having the blues now and then is normal. And everyone feels anxious from time to time — it's a normal response to stressful situations. But severe or ongoing feelings of anxiety and depression can be a sign of an underlying mental health disorder. Anxiety may occur as a symptom of clinical (major) depression. It's also common to have depression that's triggered by an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder or separation anxiety disorder. Many people have a diagnosis of both an anxiety disorder and clinical depression. Symptoms of both conditions usually improve with psychological counseling (psychotherapy), medications, such as antidepressants, or a combination of the two. Lifestyle changes, such as improving sleep habits, using stress-reduction techniques or getting regular exercise, also may help. If you have either condition, avoid alcohol and illegal drugs. They can make both conditions worse. ...Read more
Do you have to take Accutane at the exact same time everyday. Or can it be a couple of hours out?
Latter half: Obstructive apneas can happen any time you are sleeping, however, in general obstructive apneas tend to be worse during rem sleep. Rem sleep is more prominent during the latter half of the night. This is different from central sleep apnea, where central apneas tend to be improved during rem sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Severe depression can cause many serious symptoms, including hypersomnia. This is exacerbated by a sense of fatigue and apathy. Discuss your symptoms with your psychiatrist to optimize your therapy for depression, in order to reduce the chances of experiencing some of its most serious consequences. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000945.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The severe depression is one of the two poles in bipolar disorder. The other end of the pole is mania or hypomania (when someone might be elated, agitated, impulsive, with high energy level & ^ productivity). A person may vacilate between depressed and manic/ hypomanic periods. They may have normal periods in between (or not). Mixed mood is also possible. ...Read more
Does Lexapro (escitalopram) make you tired? If so should I take in the morning or at bedtime? Given its potential to affect sleep and dream patterns.
What is the best time or recommeded time to take lexapro (escitalopram)? Morning or night. I take it in the morning and am tired and have some anxiety.
Take in the evening: and see how you are doing. Also check with your prescribing doctor because you may need smaller dose that what you are taking now. ...Read more
Can I take Valium with seroquel (quetiapine) at the same time? Ive heard the combination can make you sleep walk and do odd things when you think you're asleep.
Either one alone can: HA! Either one of those drugs by themselves can make you do odd things if you're virgin to them. My son was given 0.5 mg. Ativan (lorazepam) (similar to Valium) when he was 10 & in the hospital. He started hallucinating needles & syringes on the floor & got scared when he saw his mom walk in. He ran & locked himself in the bathroom saying she was a witch & would eat him. Now, you tell me about the combo? ...Read more
Why do some depression sufferers experience insomnia while at the same time others experience hypersomnia?
Depression, Sleep: Depression affects many functions of the body including sleep. At age 30,At age 30, stressors of relationships, marriage, parenting, work and finances can cause Depression or Depression with Anxiety. Depression can cause Hypersomnia. Depression with Anxiety can cause Insomnia. Unresolved emotional conflicts cause brooding, difficulty to sleep, or waking in the middle of night. or Hypersomnia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have insomnia I stay awake anywhere from 3 to 5 days at a time but when I do sleep I sleep for about 15 to 20 hours. Is it possible for me to have insomnia and hypersomnia?
Sleep eval: There are wide array of sleep disorders. Often a good history and physical exam can guide give us a good idea. A very common problem for is sleep apnea. But other times, it can be more complicated and include restless leg syndromes or central apneas. A sleep study can be very useful. I am in marina del rey &specialize in sleep disorders - would be happy to help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have both hypersomnia and insomnia? Sometimes i sleep way too much for days. Then i can't sleep for 3-4 days. Feel anxious a lot.
Get evaluated: With such fluctuations in your sleep pattern, energy state and associated anxiety, your symptoms warrant a thorough evaluation by a medical doctor specialized in diseases that involve dysregulation of circadian rhythm (insomnia/hypersomnia) and arousal state (anxiety). This would be a psychiatrist:) you can locate and research psychiatrist who might work and live near you healthtap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia: Yes. Oftentimes insomnia can cause or be effect of hypersomnia conditions. Caution because idiopathic insomnia is very rare and may be the effect of another underlying sleep disorder specifically if hypersomnia is present. If concerned please contact your pcp or sleep specialist because formal testing can be very helpful to weed this out and is generally not done in people with only insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on how the acupuncturist assessed you before doing the treatments. If you were without sleep for a prolonged time, your body may be catching up on needed sleep. Also, medications you're taking may now be having stronger effect. There are many physicians who do acupuncture -- having knowledge and experience in both worlds. Please talk with your acupuncturist about what's going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Related issues: Usually, by hypersomnia people mean excessive daytime sleepiness (eds), which is actually a fairly common consequence of insomnia. If you are looking for help for these related conditions, the first step would be to reduce or eliminate all stimulating substances - including coffee, stimulant drugs, etc., followed by instituting good sleep hygiene habits. Ultimately a sleep study might be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for hypersomnia and take it as soon as i wake up, but it is causing insomnia. Will it eventually stop causing insomnia?
Sleep study?: If you are taking this for day-time somnulance then you may need a change in dose, a change to the release form of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or a different medication. However if you have not had a sleep study yet - that would be important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause insomnia in someone who has hypersomnia?
Hard to tell: Clinical depression can affect our sleep patterns in many ways. Most often people can have insomnia with multiple awakenings. Others have atypical symptoms and have hypersomnia. A trained physician can determine whether the depression has lifted and whether you are just "catching up". Sleepiness should be looked into if it continues and the depression has lifted. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely: You only need 8-10 hours of sleep at the most in a 24 hour period. If you sleep that much it does not leave much time to get anything else accomplished. You should talk to your doctor as they are many physical conditions that could cause increased need for sleep or you could be suffering from depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What effects can hypersomnia have on your brain and body? I mean like sleeping most of the day, only being awake for maybe 2 hrs at a time.
Medication effects: Thank you for informing-Depression, Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) Lamictal, and Seroquel. All of them can cause Hypersomnia. Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Seroquel can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis of Sleep Disorder, Medication side effect, Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder •Side effects of Medications and interactions •Decrease dose of some medications •Therapy ...Read more
Can xtreme stress or after the stress is over lead the person to ve hypersomnia?I don't ve day time sleepiness but need for 10-- 12 hrs sleep
That can occur.: What are you doing to keep stress under control? To address stress:talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program ; deep breathing. ...Read more
Can it be hypersomnia. I am sleeping most of the times and mostly feel tired. My legs pain much most of the time.
Too many things...: Underactive thyroid, anemia, sleep apnea, depression, narcolepsy, restless legs, etc... Start with a good internist to get the basics checked out. If you are overweight, snore, have unplanned naps, and do not awaken from sleep refreshed, there is a chance it could be sleep apnea, you would need a sleep study for that. Usually pulmonologists specialize in sleep disorders, got get checked out. ...Read more
Sleep study showed arousal 36 times per hour. Treated for ptsd with remeron (mirtazapine) and prozasin. Should i be on stimulant during the day for hypersomnia?
Can't tell with info: Unfortunately, the number of arousals does not correlate with the degree of sleepiness. Arousals are not the same as awakenings. Therefore with the information you've given me i cannot tell you whether you should be on any type of medication for hypersomnolence. That is something that you will have to discuss with your sleep physician. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypersomnia.: I would suggest you start with your family physician. You can get a sense if you are excessively sleepy, by completing an epworth sleepiness scale which you can get online. Take this with you to your doctor. He/she can determine if a referral to a sleep specialist would be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypersomnia: May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. ...Read more
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