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I have trouble falling asleep, but i don't have trouble staying asleep. Could this be insomnia?

I have trouble falling asleep, but i don't have trouble staying asleep. Could this be insomnia?

Depends: This depends on what time you're trying to fall asleep and how long it takes you to fall asleep, and whether you're having daytime problems because of the lack of sleep. But in short, probably. We call it sleep initiation insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Trouble Staying Asleep (Definition)

Regarding babies, if a baby awakens in the night for feeding, one should not turn on bright lights. Keep the room dark and quiet. Use night lights, if needed. Keep the feeding as brief and low-key as possible. Do not entertain the baby. When the baby has been fed, burped, and calmed, return him to bed. With this routine, the baby will become used to it and go to sleep on ...Read more


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I have no trouble staying asleep, but I cannot fall asleep. I've tried moving around my bedtime but it doesn't help. How can I help my insomnia?

I have no trouble staying asleep, but I cannot fall asleep. I've tried moving around my bedtime but it doesn't help. How can I help my insomnia?

Insomnia: Sleep hygiene dictates bed only for sleep or sex, no work. Need a dark, quiet, environment with a comfortable temp to sleep. No use of electronics within 30 minutes-1hr of bedtime because the blue light from computers and cell phones and television will cause alertness with melatonin suppression. Best not to exercise right before bed. No stimulants after 4pm. No heavy late meal. To do list helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble staying asleep at night?

What to do if I have trouble staying asleep at night?

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. Valerian > ...Read more

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I have trouble staying asleep at night and I don't know what to do. Any ideas?

Sleepless: Your question was cut off, but it seems that you have primary insomnia, assuming that you don't drink alcohol or use drugs, and that the problem has been there for a while. Recommend the sleep hygiene techniques (google that sentence & you get details), & if that fails, try low dose melatonin, & if that fails, see your pcp for other alternatives. ...Read more

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Trouble staying asleep, need help or meds?

Try better sleep: hygiene - if that doesn't work - get med eval. 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 > ...Read more

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What can cause me to have trouble staying asleep?

Sleep problems: Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, bipolar disorder, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. ...Read more

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I broke up lately, 2 months ago, now I have trouble staying asleep, I go to sleep very well, but I can't stay asleep. What should I do?

I broke up lately, 2 months ago, now I have trouble staying asleep, I go to sleep very well, but I can't stay asleep. What should I do?

Sleep issues: It seems pretty clear from the history that you relate that your sleep disturbance is related to your breakup. Breakups are hard on people. They happen to everyone. You will get over it in time. You will meet that someone special again and realize life goes on. ...Read more

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I have trouble staying asleep. What is the perfect recipe to stay asleep? When should I should I see a doctor?

We cycle through: four phases of sleep. When you cycle back up to level one (the lightest) you may come out of sleep, thus your overall level of sleep is not deep enough. It may be due to stress or a medical condition. Your doc can order a sleep study and that can be followed up w/help from a clinical psychologist who works with sleep disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have had trouble staying asleep and falling asleep since i had a electro cautery surgery . I am going to have a septoplasty . What should I do ?

I have had trouble staying asleep and falling asleep since i had a electro cautery surgery . I am going to have a septoplasty . What should I do ?

Discuss cause: It is best formgountomtrulynunderstand the cause of your sleep disturbance. In the meantime, proper diet, exercise, as well as meditation or self hypnosis may be beneficial in easing you off to sleep. Tryptophan and melatonin have mixed results in patients using them for sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. James Hocker
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