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Endorphins And Sleep
Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc
Night terrors: From experience teaching Planned Dream Intervention to over 35,000 people world-wide, I most strongly recommend learning this skill over any medication. When you have disturbing experiences you are going to have unusual or frightening content in your dreams but there is no validity to dream interpretation. My No More Nightmares class teaches clients how to sleep through their dreams-without drugs! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best medication(s) for anxiety and panic attacks mainly in sleep, suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis causing hours of lost sleep and sleep deprivation and added increased anxiety etc ?
Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxietyor depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
We need more info: To know what may ba causing your sleeplessness and thoughts. What are you worrying about? ...Read more
Several causes: The most common cause is worry about things and not being able to turn your mind off. It is also common in people who exercise then try to go to bed when they have their endorphines high in their system. Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Are you drinking alcohol at night? Is there a lot of stress in your life at work and or at home? Stress and overwork is probably most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can nocturnal generalized seizures disrupt the sleep cycle and cause erratic sleep and daytime sleepiness? Will anti-seizure meds help?
Bipolar 2/anxiety/insomnia. Sleep deficit- Exhausted in afternoon but can't nap, often get anxiety attacks in bed. Trazodone only for bedtime. HELP?
Many diagnoses: You need to return to the prescribing doctor of you medications and discuss the symptoms you are having. Start there ...Read more
Sleep depravation one night led to a chain of sleepless nights. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sleep hygiene melatonin and no stimulants won't help how can I stop the chain?
Insomnia: There are tons of different sleep aids available, but at this point your insomnia is also caused by the fear/anxiety of not being able to fall asleep. I've had good success with short as needed use of Lorazepam in select patients. It works like a champ for them up to a week and then they are able to sleep on their own. There's a concern of them being addictive, but short and as needed use is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melatonin 0.3 mg at 8pm, get in bed at 10pm, 2-6AM sleep (7-8am nap). Feel sleepy and tired all day. How to use melatonin in delayed sleep disorder?
Sleep study?: Has your insomnia been diagnosed by a specialist? Sleep study? It's important to find the UNDERLYING CAUSE for targetted therapy rather than simply assume some drug'll cure the symptom. It rarely works that way in the majority of people over the long term. You were not born an insomniac so why settle for that as an immutable lifelong problem? Write me at to help: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tiredness no energy depressed all I do is sleep how can I wake up feeling refreshed and stop sleeping during the day?
Insomnia: There are many causes of insomnia and there are no natural sleep aids that work for everyone. Are you having trouble falling asleep or waking up frequently during the night? Do you have racing thoughts? Waking up gasping for air or having to go to bathroom? take a warm bath and try to go to bed at the same time every night. Reduce caffeine and alcohol. Get some exercise and sun during the day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress hormones: Ignoring your innate need for adequate restorative sleep can cause stress, which is related to increased levels of cortisol and other hormones. Chronic stress can cause inflammation and a broad array of adverse conditions. Take a daily sleeping calendar to your primary care physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepdisorders.html ...Read more
No: Alcohol puts you to sleep and increases slow wave sleep then awakens you about 4 hours later and you do not sleep well and becomes disruptive to sleep and the sleep is non restorative .Benzodiazepines increase stages 1&2 and decrease slow wave or stage 3 sleep. It is also not restorative sleep and has been shown in ICU patients to contribute to sleep deficit and delirium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will not hurt: If it is during the day and you are tired because of lack of sleep the night before, exercise can be helpful as can hydration. You don't want to nap long (< 10 minutes okay) because you don't want to rebound into deep sleep. Exercise will help release awake chemicals and help you sleep better that night. ...Read more
Excess sleeping and laziness, even after doing regular exercise.. Any remedy for reducing sleep hours?
Find why: Anemic? Depressed? Malnourished from a "pop" diet? Overweight? Sleep apnea? Porphyria? Hypothyroid? Any other symptoms? Dropped libido points to hemochromatosis / pituitary adenoma. Parasomnia such as restless legs? I had a colleague's career almost ruined by that one before it was diagnosed. Carbon monoxide? Early ms? Hypercalcemia? Don't treat the symptoms, man -- find the cause! ...Read more
Help (not cure): I'm so glad you used the word 'help' that I want to be as affirmative as possible. I've never heard of this Tx but it could have a useful placebo effect and many medical procedures take advantage of this. If there are no dangers and it will not deprive you of money needed for other things - see what it does. Remember that there are other options. It's NOT recognized as a Tx so be careful. Best! ...Read more