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Difficulty Staying Asleep (Overview)

After going to sleep initially, u keep waking up in middle of night (interrupted sleep). Also called terminal insomnia, as opposed to initial insomnia (can't fall asleep). Many factors can cause that, from idiopathic (unknown) to metabolic, to endocrine to medications or medical problems or psychiatric such as mood disorders.


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What can cause difficulty staying asleep after sex?

What can cause difficulty staying asleep after sex?

Arousal- stimulation: from the sexual activity may make it difficult for the brain to slow down and remain in a sleep state. Exercising before bed can also impact sleep. ...Read more

Difficulty Staying Asleep (Overview)

After going to sleep initially, u keep waking up in middle of night (interrupted sleep). Also called terminal insomnia, as opposed to initial insomnia (can't fall asleep). Many factors can cause that, from idiopathic (unknown) to metabolic, to endocrine to medications or medical problems or psychiatric such as mood disorders.


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Difficulty staying asleep? Should I kick my animals out of my bed?

Difficulty staying asleep? Should I kick my animals out of my bed?

Good Idea: Animals in the bed at night can cause health problems & contribute to insomnia (especially if they lay or top of your or take over your side of the bed). (: ...Read more

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Difficulty staying asleep? Should I kick my animals out of my bed?

Good Idea: Animals in the bed at night can cause health problems & contribute to insomnia (especially if they lay or top of your or take over your side of the bed). (: ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: difficulty staying asleep?

What is the definition or description of: difficulty staying asleep?

Can't stay asleep: After going to sleep initially, u keep waking up in middle of night (interrupted sleep). Also called terminal insomnia, as opposed to initial insomnia (can't fall asleep). Many factors can cause that, from idiopathic (unknown) to metabolic, to endocrine to medications or medical problems or psychiatric such as mood disorders. ...Read more

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What can cause difficulty staying asleep after sex?

Arousal- stimulation: from the sexual activity may make it difficult for the brain to slow down and remain in a sleep state. Exercising before bed can also impact sleep. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have difficulty staying asleep after sex?

Is it normal to have difficulty staying asleep after sex?

Ups and Downs: The sexual "event" causes a flood of neurotransmitters, and hormones that raise the pulse and blood pressure. Sometimes the "going up" of the mood takes more time to "come down" and therefore sleep difficulty. ...Read more

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Im working where my hours are long and unsteady, I have difficulty staying asleep. I'll have short wake ups and go back to sleep sometimes 5a night?

Im working where my hours are long and unsteady, I have difficulty staying asleep. I'll have short wake ups and go back to sleep sometimes  5a night?

Sleep: If possible recommend identifying a period when you can sleep consistently each day, preferably for 6 hours, including off days - consistency for onset/awakening is key for establishing good sleep patterns. A provider visit may be helpful for establishing a concurrent sleep aid. If the shifts vary (ie, night hours one day and day hours the next) achieving restful sleep becomes dificult. ...Read more

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Is difficulty staying asleep a sign of diabetes or multiple sclerosis?

Is difficulty staying asleep a sign of diabetes or multiple sclerosis?

Not specific: Difficulty staying asleep is a condition plaguing many, often having nothing to do with either of the mentioned conditions. Sleep apnea, anxiety/depression, over active thyroid, etc. Are only a few of the many reasons. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

Get seen.: These symptoms have gone on too long, and could be serious. Do not mess around any more and get a thorough evaluation and appropriate testing. If your doc does not have a good explanation, get a referral to a neurologist. Consider second opinions too. It could be something minor and easy to explain or fix, or it could be something more serious. Find out PDQ. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...

I am experiencing  difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...

Sleep hygiene.: Turn off TV 2 hrs before bedtime.
Keep a sleep journal, Avoid alcohol and stimulants.
Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and progressive relaxation. I would refer you to the book, "The Relaxation Response " by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read more

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I am experiencing trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) . The following also describe me: Insomnia and Feeling anxious. What should I do?

I am experiencing  trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) . The following also describe me: Insomnia and Feeling anxious. What should I do?

Doctor Visit: Stop all coffee and any smoking after 6 pm. Try to set a sleep routine like go to bed at same time. Turn on Tv or turn off TV sometimes helps with sleeping. If partner in bed need to work it out so not getting you awake when they snore or stir. Lots more questions. See a doctor for exam and consult. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?

I am experiencing  rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?

See your Dr: If you are having a sudden onset of rapid heart rate for no apparent reason (for example exercise or fear), then I recommend seeing your Dr as soon as possible to determine the cause. If it doesn't occur during the day that is good, but to be safe let your Dr know what is happening, frequency, duration, and any associated symptoms & if you are taking any supplements/meds then show them to Dr, ...Read more

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My Brother is experiencing abdominal discomfort, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological str...

My Brother is experiencing  abdominal discomfort, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological str...

Assessment : Hi Ronald, has your brother seen a doctor for a physical exam or regarding these symptoms recently? I would want to rule out if his symptoms are a result of his psychological stress or a medical issue. His symptoms are congruent with depressive symptoms which could very likely be a result of his psychological stress. ...Read more

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I am experiencing trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) and insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Decreased energy level, Sleepiness, Difficulty concentrating, and Diffi

I am experiencing  trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep)  and insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Decreased energy level, Sleepiness, Difficulty concentrating, and Diffi

Insomnia, Energy: There are many natural ways to help your symptoms: key is to limit the use of electronics, especially in bed room. How much tv, smartphone, computer time do you have? What is your diet like? Do you exercise outside daily? Do you pray or meditate daily? We can help. Consult with us for range of treatment options. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) , difficulty focusing, feeling depressed (quality: fee

My Friend is experiencing  feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) , difficulty focusing, feeling depressed (quality: fee

Encourage your: friend to get a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of her/his symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. Talking therapy to include Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) , trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) , trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep

Evaluation: You are describing trypical symptoms of depression, which is a fairly miserable state, but which usually can be helped significantly. It is unclear which kind of help would be most useful for you: options are various kinds of psychtherapy, and medications, assuming your feeling persists and is not just a temporary reaction to something. It would be prudent to seek a full professional evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing unintentional weight loss, thin hair, pimples, blackheads and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep)?

I am experiencing  unintentional weight loss, thin hair, pimples, blackheads and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep)?

The cause: varies from severe anxiety/depression to HYPERTHYROIDISM (OVER-active thyroid gland) See your PCP for a hands on complete history/physical exam. (thyroid palpation)

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is it? I have nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, insomnia, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) , sinus pain, body aches and cough (worsened by: lying down, at night) (quality: with phlegm or

What is it? I have nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, insomnia, difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) , sinus pain, body aches and cough (worsened by: lying down, at night) (quality: with phlegm or

How long?: If these symptoms started less than 2 weeks ago, it is likely from the lingering viral infection ongoing in the community. I usually see this infection in patients who have been exposed to young children. If this has been going on for more than a mouth. see doctor to rule out a sinus infection, ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, headache, difficulty swallowing, swollen tonsils (quality: red) , trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep) , swo

I am experiencing  fatigue, headache, difficulty swallowing, swollen tonsils (quality: red) , trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep, unrefreshing sleep) , swo

Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Difficulty swallowing can be mild or be an emergency, depending on severity. ...Read more

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Why do older adults often have more difficulty falling and staying asleep than younger people?

Why do older adults often have more difficulty falling and staying asleep than younger people?

Sleep: As one gets older, sleep naturally begins to fragment and 'advance' to an earlier time on the night. As a result, older individuals take more naps in the day. Additionally co-morbidities come into play such as painful joints, mood disorders and anxiety, sleep apnea, waking up to use the restroom at night or to get water, etc. ...Read more

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What is a recurring difficulty in falling or staying asleep called?

What is a recurring difficulty in falling or staying asleep called?

This is insomnia: Practicing good sleep hygiene is the first step. Keep your sleep structured, avoid long periods of lying in bed awake, use bed just for sleep and intimacy. Avoid napping during the day. Relaxation and imagery techniques can be very helpful when having trouble going to sleep due to thinking. There are some relatively safe sleep aids that can be taken nightly or just as needed if sleep still bad. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's common to have difficulty falling asleep after staying awake for an extended period of time?

Please advise if it's common to have difficulty falling asleep after staying awake for an extended period of time?

Sometimes: Although it seems to defy logic, sometimes it can be hard to fall asleep when you most need to. This can be due to tension or irritability from sleep deprivation, which then makes it hard to fall asleep. It can help to avoid bright screens (TVs, tablets, phones) & let your mind unwind. Maybe try physically relaxing with a warm bath or shower, before resting in a dark, quiet room. ...Read more

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Insomnia for a week Im having difficulty going 2 sleep/staying asleep and dreaming as I'm trying 2 get 2 sleep having anxiety about having FFI or SFI?

Insomnia for a week Im having difficulty going 2 sleep/staying asleep and dreaming as I'm trying 2 get 2 sleep having anxiety about having FFI or SFI?

Agree w Dr. Seif: Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>. ...Read more

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Difficulty going to and staying asleep. No appetite. Constant fatigue and brain fog.

Difficulty going to and staying asleep. No appetite. Constant fatigue and brain fog.

Evaluation needed: You need to see a Dr for an eval. Prepare by thinking about anything that might be different in your life if these are new concerns. The more detailed you can be, the better their chances to Dx.Best! ...Read more