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Fear Of Going To Sleep
See below: It's recommended you consult a psychologist w/ a sleep medicine background to help you w/ alleviating your fears and concerns with sleep. If you are having sleep paralysis often and have excessive daytime sleepiness, it is recommended you consult a sleep medicine doctor as well to determine if there are other underlying sleep issues, such as sleep apnea or even narcolepsy. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
Having lots of trouble going to sleep. Feels like my mind is racing. What is over-the-counter to help with going to sleep.
Many options but...: Many supplements can help you relax ; sleep including 5-htp, magnesium, holy basil, theanine, valerian, passionflower, skullcap, hops ; magnolia bark. You can try them individually or find good combos like theanine serene with relora by source naturals. But also try relaxation techniques; for many this is all that's needed- see http://www.Nosleeplessnights.Com/sleep-hygiene/relaxation-techniques/. ...Read more
Learning to drive and everytime im terrified of getting in an accident how to overcome extreme fear of driving and deal with the anxiety without meds?
Wake each am with racing heart. Afraid to do daily errands. No appetite. Fear of nothing being real. Fear of overstimulation leading to panic attack.
Measure your pulse: Do you feel that the racing heart awakens you or do you awaken and feel that your heart is racing? Either way, get a gadget that measures your blood pressure and pulse at the time your symptoms are happening. This would tell you if your heart is significantly racing(over 100 beats/minute). If so have a checkup, thyroid test, ekg and wear a heart monitor for 24 hours for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruxism: Anxiety itself can cause bruxism (teeth grinding at night) -- but so can some medications used to treat anxiety disorder, such as duloxetine and other ssri's. Buspar (buspirone) has been used with some success in these cases. Dental appliances may be needed at times also. You haven't said whether you're getting treatment for your anxiety, but seeing a psychiatrist for this would be a good place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really difficult to sleep in the night. Feeling kind of anxious but don't know why and this prevents from falling asleep. And happens only at night?
Initial Insomnia.: When some people lie down to sleep and there are no distractions, they begin to ruminate. The more they ruminate, the more anxious they feel & the more they stimulate their brain. The brain needs to slow down for you to sleep. Buspar (buspirone) sometimes helps someone to be calm at that time just before sleep. Consider deep breathing exercises, meditation or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
You have options: Hyponosis is one approach, but today's methods of dealing with phobias by talk and progressive exposure may work as well or better without the mystique. Here's a video of how a phobia is handled using cognitive-behavioral therapy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8VKs3__cA ...Read more
Various: Sleep cycles are sensitive to many different influences. These may be the food you eat, concern about something, weather, and sleep environment. Look to see the differences in your life before the problem began and at the time of the problem and you may see the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of appetite and fun demeanor. Apprehensive to leave house. Trouble getting to sleep/strange dreams. Altered view of time and space.
I'm scared to go on vacation to an altitude of 8500, suffer from anxiety and afraid of dying our the slides going to hurt me. Should I be worried?
Sadness & loneliness: Are signs that something needs to change. Seek psychological/psychiatric evaluation & counseling to guide your change of daily habits, self-concept, relationships, etc. Eliminate as much negative from your life as possible. Develop positive self-regard, attitudes, and outlook. Allow yourself to enjoy life & fill your life with enjoyable people & activities. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more
Mom can't sleep at night even after hard work.Sometimes dreams at midnight and speaks unmeaningful in dream.How to get rid of?Reason for lack of sleep
Insomnia: Your mom needs to be seen by a sleep specialist. Does she have difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep. If she dreams at midnight it could be non rem sleep behavior which is called parasomnias, that is sleep talking akin to sleep walking. Hope she does not act out her dreams. Causes of insomnia are many and includes anxiety, depression, panic attacks, circadian rhythm disorder etc. ...Read more
What is recommended to help to find a peaceful nights sleep while going through opiate withdrawals?
Narcotic Withdrawal: Some signs of withdrawal are: - body aches - shaking - nausea/vomiting - insomnia - diarrhea getting over withdrawal there is a decrease in the intensity of their signs and symptoms. To get over the symptoms nsaids like ibuprofen/motrin can help with body aches, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with insomnea and nausea. Immodium helps diarrhea. Your dr. Also help. Hospitalization sometimes is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Encourage you to : Start with a medical eval. There are a # of ways to address anxiety/ panic: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
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