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I have difficulty waking up even though I sleep 8-10 hours every night. What could cause this?

I have difficulty waking up even though I sleep 8-10 hours every night. What could cause this?

Many possibilities: Many causes are possible: thyroid imbalance, depression, cortisol imbalances, anemia are some of the possibilities. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation which will most likely include blood test. ...Read more

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I ve extreme difficulty waking up with alarm, can't resist pressing snooze button, this often makes me late for work, any tips to overcome this please help?

I ve extreme difficulty waking up with alarm, can't resist  pressing snooze button, this often makes me late for work, any tips to overcome this please help?

Have you: Tried double alarm? More importantly are you getting at least 7.5 to 8 hours sleep per night. Are you going to bed early enough at night to support waking up that early? ...Read more

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Difficulty waking up, any good tips on how to wake up and get going?

Difficulty waking up, any good tips on how to wake up and get going?

Investigate: You should look into why it is hard for your to get out of bed: are you not getting enough sleep? Are you on medications that make you sleepy? Do you have sleep apnea or a leg movement disorder in sleep? Do you have medical conditions that can give you these symptoms? These and many more questions can be investigated by your doctor and/or sleep specialist. You should see one. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong if I have difficulty waking up in the morning, my head hurts, and I have a loss of appetite?

Is there something wrong if I have difficulty waking up in the morning, my head hurts, and I have a loss of appetite?

YES.: If you consumed alcohol the night before, the "something wrong" would be that you drank so much you got a hangover. If you're NOT drinking excessively but ARE getting enough sleep, yet still having these symptoms, something else may be wrong. In that case, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, i asleep alot, around 8-10 hours per day, and I have difficulty in waking up. Thanks?

Hello, i asleep alot, around 8-10 hours per day, and I have difficulty in waking up. Thanks?

Lots to check: Being tired is caused by so many things you can't narrow it down without a detailed discussion with and exam by your doctor. If it's enough for you to ask an online question, it's enough to see your doctor and learn more! ...Read more

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For 57+ yr female, what could have caused feeling cold & breathing difficulty after waking up early morning ? Things got normal after passing motion.

For 57+ yr female, what could have caused feeling cold & breathing difficulty after waking up early morning ? Things got normal after passing motion.

Shortness of breath: 57 yr old female has lot reason to have shortness of breath, could be lungs, heart and anxiety related, so have it checked out, It is not possible to come to a conclusion with this minimal information. ...Read more

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Can feeling cold & breathing difficulty (after waking up) be caused by 'Orofer XT' (taken 1 month) for 57+ yr female ? Is it cardiac or gastric ?

Can feeling cold & breathing difficulty (after waking up) be caused by 'Orofer XT' (taken 1 month) for 57+ yr female ? Is it cardiac or gastric ?

Orofer XT & breathin: GI upset and bronchospasm as well as tachycardia can be side effects of Orofer XT, it is worsened by ACE inhibitors Would go to ER/call you doctor today since breathing difficulty. Do not take Orofer XT until the issue is discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Very poor sleep for 1 month. Difficulty falling asleep, constantly waking up, & not feeling well-rested. Nothing is different, but I started Zoloft 1 month ago. Also, I have been constipated for 2 wks. Could Zoloft be the cause or something else?

Very poor sleep for 1 month. Difficulty falling asleep, constantly waking up, & not feeling well-rested. Nothing is different, but I started Zoloft 1 month ago. Also, I have been constipated for 2 wks. Could Zoloft be the cause or something else?

Zoloft (sertraline): Some people will have insomnia and stomach/digestion issues with SSRIs but those may go away. Are you getting a positive mood response from the med? But please call your prescribing doc about the possible side effects. They may decide to try a different SSRI or other effective medication. Please don't give up and do please call your doctor. Also talk to a therapist also for therapy for mood disord ...Read more

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I have difficulty sleeping,and I hate waking up late,but I do everyday..How to get better sleep?

I have difficulty sleeping,and I hate waking up late,but I do everyday..How to get better sleep?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more