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Difficulty Staying Asleep (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I have trouble staying asleep even with sleep deprivation. What can I do?

I have trouble staying asleep even with sleep deprivation. What can I do?

Sleep hygiene: The first step is to clean up sleep: go to sleep and wake at consistent times each day. Spend no more than 15-20 minutes trying to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Avoid activity that could be causing you to have trouble sleeping. Avoid napping during the day. Get up and out of bed if you cannot sleep. Relaxation and imagery techniques may help if racing thoughts. See your doctor if problem persists. ...Read more

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Is it strange to have trouble sleeping when I didn't get to talk things out with my boyfriend before bed?

Is it strange to have trouble sleeping when I didn't get to talk things out with my boyfriend before bed?

Insomnia is common: Especially in stressful situations. If talking relieves you of stress, then try to find other ways to relieve the stress if your boyfriend is not available. This is not at all unusual. ...Read more

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Trouble sleeping through the night does anyone have any apps?

Trouble sleeping through the night does anyone have any apps?

Sleep Hygiene: Have you addressed difficulty sleeping with your primary care doctor? What time are you going to bed? Are there any new stressors? What do you do before bed? Bedtime routine is very important for a goodnight's sleep, comfortable room temperature; try to avoid tv, caffeine right before bed. Consult with your primary physician and take things from there. ...Read more

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While asleep, my mind or brain remains so active. When i wake, i feel i've not slept well even with pills. What is wrong?

While asleep, my mind or brain remains so active. When i wake, i feel i've not slept well even with pills. What is wrong?

You are right: You need to actually work hard sometimes to turn that brain off and medications are not the answer. Medications will put your brain into sleep but it does not turn off the thoughts so often deep sleep still doesn't occur. Cognitive behavioral therpay can be very helpful as can improving your sleep routine. Check out national sleep foundation behavior recommendations. ...Read more

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Father keeps falling asleep while sitting All of the sudden hes not even aware. Can this be fatal? Doctor told him he can choke with snoring.

Father keeps falling asleep while sitting  All of the sudden hes not even aware. Can this be fatal? Doctor told him he can choke with snoring.

Yes: A cause of death could be due to falling asleep while driving or using machinery (such as causing a multi-fatality wreck), so a person who suddenly falls asleep during the daytime must stop driving now. The evaluation usually includes a sleep study (an overnight study) to see what the problem is. Snoring is an obstruction the prevents normal sleeping and may prevent adequate oxygen to the brain. ...Read more

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Is there something I can take if i'm having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep?

Is there something I can take if i'm having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep?

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

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Why do I wake up, do something like conversate or even have sex, fall back asleep and then wake up with no memory of it?

Why do I wake up, do something like conversate or even have sex, fall back asleep and then wake up with no memory of it?

Sleep Disorders : You probably have some sort of a sleep disorder. You should look into it if you are finding that you are engaging in more dangerous activity ...Read more

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My boyfriend has sleeping problems, it takes him forever to get to sleep and when he does he can't stay asleep. What would help besides sleeping pill?

My boyfriend has sleeping problems, it takes him forever to get to sleep and when he does he can't stay asleep. What would help besides sleeping pill?

Sleep hygiene: Before resorting to sleeping pills, he can review and implement sleep hygiene recommendations. For a good description of these, see: http://www.Sleepfoundation.Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene he can also consider relaxing teas such as chamomile, or gaia sleep & relax before bed. If none of these measures help, consider a sleep study. His physician can help with a referral if needed. ...Read more

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I sweat suddenly in my face and after that feel tired. When I'm with someone else or with my friends or even when I think about sweating it occurs!

I sweat suddenly in my face and after that feel tired. When I'm with someone else or with my friends or even when I think about sweating it occurs!

FATIGUE EVAL: FATIGUE WITH EXCESS SWEATING IS WORRISOME FOR DIABETES OR STRESS HYPOGLYCEMIA. YOU BEED AN EXAM AND LABS. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. GF DIET: Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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I have such trouble falling asleep at night. What if I do sit-ups and push-ups before bed?

I have such trouble falling asleep at night. What if I do sit-ups and push-ups before bed?

Exercise early!: It is better to exercise earlier in the day, particularly before supper. This will help promote sleep. If you exercise before going to bed, your adrenergic system will be aroused, your body's metabolic rate will be heightened. All of these will interfere with deep, restful sleep! also, do not eat before going to sleep. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping. It seems that even if I can't keep my eyes open I will not fall asleep until the sun comes up.

See you physician: I would first see your primary care physician in order to determine whether or not you have a medical condition that is effecting your sleep. After you have done that, I would suggest you see a psychologist to work on the emotional issues involved. ...Read more

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

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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?

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 trouble sleeping. Difficult to wake, difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep.

I am experiencing  trouble sleeping. 
Difficult to wake, difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep.

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see doc who may order sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon and "screens"1 h. prior to sleep. ...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 chest pain or discomfort, back pain (side: both) and trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) . The following also describe me: Heartburn, Feeling anxious, and

I am experiencing  chest pain or discomfort, back pain (side: both)  and trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) . The following also describe me: Heartburn, Feeling anxious, and

Here is some help: You seem to be affected by stress/anxiety, most iikely related to school or your job.
There are a few things you can do to help calm your mind.
Taking some time for daily(morning) exercise will help you to have better sleep and less tension.
Also learn to relax when you feel tense or anxious. Take a few (deep breaths slowly in and slowly out. A deep breath provides instant relief from tension/anxi ...Read more

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