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How does alcohol interrupt sleep and can alcohol cause people to hallucinate?

How does alcohol interrupt sleep and can alcohol cause people to hallucinate?

Gaba and glutamate: Sleep is affected by dysregulation of gaba and glutamate receptors, in a person who is withdrawing glutamate is reactivated. Glutamate is excitatory which yields to hallucinations etc thru not only glutamate but other receptors as well . Downregluation of gaba also affects the sleep cycle. ...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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Will alcohol cause sleep disturbances?

Will alcohol cause sleep disturbances?

Yes: People often get tempted to use alcohol to get them to sleep. After a period of repeated use it rebounds on you and no longer works. ...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 alcohol cause sleep walking?

Can alcohol cause sleep walking?

Sleep Walking: There are many things that can trigger sleep walking and excess alcohol is one of the possible triggers. ...Read more

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I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

I'm in so much pain can't sleep, what long term damage can alcohol poisoning cause?

Go to ER: Or see your doctor to diagnose and treat the cause if the pain, do not self medicate with alcohol.Alcohol poisoning can cause death brain, liver and kidney damage, pancreatitis. Gi bleeding........ S. ...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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My husband smokes and drinks alcohol. when i go to sleep, i always get a headache. can the cause be the smell of smoking and drinking?

My husband smokes and drinks alcohol. when i go to sleep, i always get a headache. can the cause be the smell of smoking and drinking?

Yes: Some people get headaches from smoke residue. Not as likely from the smell of alcohol. To determine if you are sensitive to smoke residue, ask your husband to smoke outside the house and shower before bed. Is your husband's drinking a problem in other ways? Would he stop if you asked? If not, consider looking into support through Alanon or a counselor experienced with problem drinking. ...Read more

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Can lack if sleep and a lot of alcohol cause lyph node swelling behind ears?

Can  lack if sleep and a lot of alcohol cause lyph node swelling behind ears?

No: Sleep or lack thereof and alcohol have nothing to do with lymph nodes there. However, I see you are on antibiotics after a tooth extraction which must have also been infected. This infection is certainly the cause of the swollen nodes. If these nodes do not improve as the dental infection does then you need to followup for evaluation. ...Read more

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What sleeping pill could cause me to have no memory of going out and behaving in an abusive manner after consuming alcohol with it?

Serious reactions: These reactions are common to two particular sleep aids. Namely sonata, (zaleplon) and ambien. They both may cause aggressive behavior, amnesia, and impaired mental alertness. You should never consume alcohol with medication, as alcohol can also act a depressant. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause insomnia, body tremors at night while trying to sleep? I have a feeling like im falling down when im asleep , thats why i get up

Can alcohol cause insomnia, body tremors at night while trying to sleep? I have a feeling like im falling down when im asleep , thats why i get up

Alcohol can : Certainly cause insomnia. The tremor may or may not be related to alcohol. Don't know how much or how often you drink but if it is causing problems in your life - it needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause insomnia?Im on amitryptyline and take a glass wine and next day i couldnt sleep, can't relax its feels like tremor when try to sleep

Alcohol insomnia: Yes alcohol can cause insomnia, especially as it wears off. You can get a rebound effect. Also some people get paradoxical reactions. So where a substance can relax many people, there are some people who become more anxious. And you are taking prescribed medication that could be interacting. You should speak to your prescribing doctor who will probably advise you not to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Sometimes I dream when I am sleeping, but I am awake, and know I am, but dreaming too. Kinda like hallucinating. What causes this? How can I stop it?

Sometimes I dream when I am sleeping, but I am awake, and know I am, but dreaming too. Kinda like hallucinating. What causes this? How can I stop it?

Sleep & dreams: Did this start with start of one of your meds? If not med related you could be having lucid dreams or hypnagogic hallucinations. Naturally occurring lucid dreams are just dreams and the hallucinations are not actually harmful. When I normalize this for my patients and reassure them, often the experience passes as a phase. But either can occur with increased stress so please look at your stress le ...Read more

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Can alcohol have the opposite effect what end cause a person to stay awake rather than fall asleep?

Can alcohol have the opposite effect what end cause a person to stay awake rather than fall asleep?

Alcohol and Sleep: Alcohol is bad for sleep always. Drinking to black out is not sleep. If one drinks to fall asleep their sleep will be disturbed and not get to all of the restful cycles or stages of sleep. The answer that is the correct answer is that all alcohol use is bad for sleep. ...Read more

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Can't sleep without alcohol. Is there a good substitute?

Can't sleep without alcohol. Is there a good substitute?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous. Let them know about your difficulty sleeping and listen to how other recovering alcoholics have approached this challenge. ...Read more

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What can help me sleep besides alcohol?

What can help me sleep besides alcohol?

Good sleep hygiene.: 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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What to do if i had 13 pills of temazepham 15mg with alcohol, but i still alive after 20 hours of sleep.?

What to do if i had 13 pills of temazepham 15mg with alcohol, but i still alive after 20 hours of sleep.?

Get Help Now.: You need psychiatric help and medical evaluation after this pill overdose. Are you still feeling suicidal now? , please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services &they can provide transport. You can call the national suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more