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Could a neurologist help me with sleep problems?

Could a neurologist help me with sleep problems?

Yes: Neurologist are a great first start to discuss sleep related concerns. Many neurologist are in additional board certified in sleep medicine and offer both perspectives (neurology and sleep). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Why should I see a neurologist for sleep problems?

Why should I see a neurologist for sleep problems?

Sleep: A neurologist is connected with the sleep lab that can help you diagnose your sleep disorder. ...Read more

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How would a neurologist help with sleep problems?

How would a neurologist help with sleep problems?

Depends on problem: If you have sleep apnea, snoring or persistent day time sleepiness, you may need an overnight polysomnogram. They may also order additional testing. Insomnia tends to be related to behavior, sleep hygiene or stress. ...Read more

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If you are having a sleeping problem, then which doctor office should you visit, neurologist, brain center, primary care or sleep specialist?

If you are having a sleeping problem, then which doctor office should you visit, neurologist, brain center, primary care or sleep specialist?

Who to see for sleep: Typically one starts with your primary care doctor who can - if indicated - order some screening tests like oximetry first before referring to a sleep lab for further evaluation. It is not unusual if the complaints are not involving significant snoring, that several different modalities of treatment are attempted including cognitive behavior therapy, medications, sleep hygiene protocols, etc. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having extreme sleep problems?

What do you advise if I'm having extreme sleep problems?

See a psychiatrist: if you don't have a psychiatrist then make appt with your pcp. they may be able to help or point you to a good psych. if mood related then hopefully they come up with a plan. if no mood problems then see a sleep medicine physician. work on your sleep hygiene, exercise, no caffeine after 1pm, no tobacco, no alcohol... ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for sleep problems?

What's a good treatment for sleep problems?

Cognitive behavioral: The most effective treatment for insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy. 1. Sleep hygiene therapy. This focuses on trying to make sure that the room that you’re going to sleep in is cool, dark and quiet, and that you’re making an appropriate transition to sleep. 2. Sleep restriction therapy. Retraining your mind to associate bed with sleep rather than worrying about not sleeping. ...Read more

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Can lack of eating cause sleep problems?

Can lack of eating cause sleep problems?

Of course. The: body is not happy when it is not nourished and this sets off lots of uncomfortable symptoms (stomach contractions, being one), but possible headache, dry mouth, etc.). Hard to sleep when feeling this way? Your body wants you to get up and track down a bear, or at least go out in the garden and pick a squash. Next question: why are you not eating? Have you seen a mental health or food pro? ...Read more

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Can sleep problems be a sigh of cirrhosis?

Can sleep problems be  a sigh of cirrhosis?

Very few early signs: Sadly, many have no awareness until the liver is quite damaged and those symptoms incl appetite/weight loss - weakness and fatigue. But read this article and have an exam/lab tests if you are concerned. http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/cirrhosis-discussions/general-support/3207200-your-earliest-signs-symptoms-of-liver-disease Best! ...Read more

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Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

EDS: Can you specify what eds stands for? Some abbreviations mean different things to different people. ...Read more

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Is trazodone(desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

Is trazodone(desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

See below.: Trazodone is an antidepressent, called serotonin modulator. It's an antidepressant, but other uses for it include insomnia and anxiety. If you have any questions regarding this med, please talk to you prescribing physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...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