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How Does Your Serotonin Levels Affect When You Fall Asleep
What causes a knee to fall asleep? Could it be from my tarlov cysts at multiple levels in my spine?
70yo active male, still working. On levothyroxin/normal thy levels. Unless I am being very active I fall asleep for as much as 2 hours in aft. Causes?
Osa: The most causes of excessive daytime sleepiness include obstructive sleep apnea (osa), sleep deprivation and medication side effects. Risk factors for osa include obesity, a short neck, snoring or witnessed apnea episodes during sleep. It is also possible these symptoms are not due to an underlying medical problem. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have been getting weird jerks in back, shoulder and leg when l first fall asleep.Not all at same time.l have low iron levels could that be the cause?
My energy level drops around noon, I can't do anything but feel exhausted for 2-3 hours.Then I get energised again and I can't fall asleep at night.
How good is your: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there effective alternatives to cpap? I have sleep apnea. My level of energy is very low, i fall asleep any time I am sitting still for more than an hour, when I am driving distances, and when at the movie theater, i cannot make through a movie withou
Sleep apnea: It would depend on the severity of the apnea on your sleep study. If the apnea is not severe there is a dental device that you can use. There is the option of surgery but its not as effective if the apnea is severe. Losing weight is important if you are overweight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does antihistamine benadryl (diphenhydramine) effect REM sleep when used to help fall asleep couple times a week? I like my testosterone levels high.
Likely: Nearly all sleep aids affect one's natural sleep cycle- some more than others. Having insomnia is the least of your worry if you are on high dose testosterone. It is time for you to stop trading the future of your health with short-term gratification on your muscle mass. At the least, you will end up with pimples and shrunken balls. ...Read more
You don't...: Don't force yourself to sleep at a time when you aren't tired, you will only make things worse, by driving down your sleep efficiency (tst/tib). Stay up until you are tired, then go to bed... Wake up a the same time 7 days/week. Don't take naps. Naps will completely mess up your schedule.. Follow this, and you will start to fall in to a routine and schedule. ...Read more
Yes: Your body may have given you a second wind which is over-riding your exhaustion. Try using deep breathing exercises to help slow yourself back down. Always try to use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to. ...Read more
Sleep: It is possible that you have initial insomnia. Try using good sleep hygiene techniques. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use really 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
Relaxing of course: That is one of the reasons use "drugs"...They derive some benefit out of them, however the trouble that it causes outweighs the benefits, couple of long term consequences: 1. A motivational syndrome 2. Increase the risk of psychosis by 7 fold. So i suggest you stop using and if yu need help to relax, please get proper help. ...Read more
Magic Milk: Milk is high in lactose (sugar) and the addition of table sugar (sucrose) can also be helpful. Both sugars raise Insulin levels which in turn effects Amino Acid levels in the bloodstream. With insulin, tryptophan levels remain higher vs other Amino Acids so more gets to the brain. It's a precursor to serontonin, the "feel good" amino acid. Sleep isn't a guarantee but relaxation can be induced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buckwheat pillow: can help. Like a bean bag chair it holds its shape better than a chiropractic pillow. Plus moisture cause the buckwheat to deform creating air channels. This keeps the pillow nice and cool. I used one when I hurt my neck playing volley ball. The downside is they are quite heavy. (you'll want to take it on the plane if you travel) I recommend getting a new mattress for the back (firm memory foam) ...Read more
Get help now: I would start by seeing your physician for a full medical evaluation including thyroid function test to determine if there are any medical causes for your symptoms. Depending on the findings your medical provider may recommend psychological treatment or psychiatric tx (or both). Invest in yourself - get this taken care of. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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