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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Yes: Though zolpidem (ambien) is primarily used for insomnia it can have other effects on sleep including sleepwalking. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns. There are many alternatives. ...Read more

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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


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Does ptsd cause problems with sleeping at night?

Does ptsd cause problems with sleeping at night?

Yes: Insomnia, rem sleep disorders, parasomnias - many sleep abnormalities are possible. Sleep is one of the hardest aspects of ptsd to treat. Organisms heal physically and mentally while they sleep. The absence of quality sleep makes recovery difficult for individuals with ptsd. ...Read more

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Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?

Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?

Yes: That can occur and antiseizure meds would help. A sleep study with an expanded montage (more eeg leads) would be the way to evaluate it, or a several day ambulatory eeg. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause restless sleep and dream abnormalities?

Can antibiotics cause restless sleep and dream abnormalities?

Don't know which : Antibiotic you are on. Checked Prochlorperazine (stemetil) and tramaset. Tramaset can cause difficulty with sleep. If you desire information about your antibiotic then you will need to share what antibiotic is being taken. Please clarify ; re-ask your question. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Possibly: The pill itself shouldn't cause the symptoms above. However, if taking in high amount, hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia and disrupt sleeping patterns. ...Read more

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Can withdrawal from alcohol cause nightmares or general problems with sleep?

Can withdrawal from alcohol cause nightmares or general problems with sleep?

Yes: Improves in about a week. Can take longer. Avoid caffeine and sleeping pills. Also, dreaming about drinking is quite common. Sharing your dreams with other members at aa meetings and your group will help relieve anxiety about it. ...Read more

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Does having irregular sleep habits cause depression?

Does having irregular sleep habits cause depression?

Yes: An irregular sleep pattern and insufficient sleep can mimic symptoms of depression. The treatment for this condition is focused on improving your sleep. ...Read more

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How does sleep apnea interfere with your sleep?

How does sleep apnea interfere with your sleep?

Prevents deep sleep: Apnea causes an arousal in the brain that either 1) wakes you up or 2) lightens the stage of sleep you are in. Sleep is like walking down the stairs... It's a stepwise approach to deeper sleep. The more severe your apnea, the more you "go back up the stairs" to lighter sleep... Continued interruption may prevent you from "getting all the way down the stairs.". ...Read more

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What can cause paranoia and sleep apnea.

What can cause paranoia and sleep apnea.

Depends: Go to a doctor. The doctor can take the history and examine the patient. The doctor can take blood and urine and perform tests to determine if any disease states are causing these symptoms. It can be complicated. Is the patient suffering from Post traumatic stress disorder or is the patient taking drugs?. Is the patient suffering from a mental health disorder and the meds changing sleep? ...Read more

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How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

How is narcolepsy and REM sleep related?

Closely: The symptoms of narcolepsy are those of parts of rem sleep intruding into wakefulness. These elements include sleepiness; hallucinations (dream imagery) while falling asleep or waking up; and cataplexy and sleep paralysis (both from the normal muscle paralysis that occurs during rem sleep). ...Read more

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Can pain medications disrupt sleep patterns?

Can pain medications disrupt sleep patterns?

Yes: Prescription pain meds can cause all sorts of side effects. Altered sleep can be one of them (they can make people feel drowsy if they take them during the day, which can disrupt their sleep at night). ...Read more

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Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion (triazolam)? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?

Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion (triazolam)? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?

Depends: How long have you been on Halcion (triazolam) or trazodone. This determines the amount of sedation you will suffer. Halcion (triazolam) is okay for short term use, but should not be used for more than a few weeks, because it is addictive and tolerance and rebound insomnia can develop. Trazodone should be only given at dose prescribed by physician, with any increase in dose determined by the doc giving it. ...Read more

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Can sleep disorders cause cognitive impairment, flat affect and memory problems?

Can sleep disorders cause cognitive impairment, flat affect and memory problems?

Absolutely: Contact your pcp for referral for a sleep study, or polysomnogram. There are many possible causes of sleep fragmentation, and a disruption in the amount of any state of sleep can cause memory, concentration and mood disruption. In my practice, we deal primarily with obstructive sleep apnea. The patients report your symptoms and fatigue; the bed partners also suffer (from the noise!). Get checked! ...Read more

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Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

Should alcohol help you sleep or cause sleep disturbances?

SNOOZE: Alcohol is a sedative and whatever is enough foryou will helo yougo to sleep. But for some people it causes awakening during the night. Not recommended for a sleep aide. Find out what keeps you up. Learnproper sleep hygiene. Reviewing concerns when the light's out keeps lots of people up. Find out what's getting in the way. Some doctors are sleep specialists - try them. ...Read more

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Can dementia have anything to do with sleep problems such as insomnia?

Can dementia have anything to do with sleep problems such as insomnia?

Yes: Many types of dementia cause damage to the part of the brain controlling circadian rhythms. This can lead to insomnia or unpredictable sleep-wake problems. ...Read more

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Can Ambien (zolpidem) cause a loss of appetite and breathing problems?

Can Ambien (zolpidem) cause a loss of appetite and breathing problems?

Anything is possible: Hypnotics can suppress the nervous system, however you need to share these symptoms with your prescribing doctor. With sleep problems, loss of appetite, depression, hypothyroidism, etc. Deep bs for what? If not contraindicated an antidepressant may return your natural sleep. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more