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How does your serotonin levels affect when you fall asleep?

How does your serotonin levels affect when you fall asleep?

Balance w/melatonin: Melatonin which helps regulate your circadian (light /dark cycle) rhythm works in balance with serotonin. Light shifts the balance to serotonin, -mood and wakefulness darkness shifts it to melatonin-helps you sleep. ...Read more

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Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more


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I can't fall asleep at night and calium level is 10.4. Is this related?

I can't fall asleep at night and calium level is 10.4. Is this related?

Insomnia : Is a disease of the inability to fall asleep stay asleep or wake up too early. A calcium level of 10.4 is likely normal. A sleep specialist can help treat insomnia. ...Read more

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What causes a knee to fall asleep? Could it be from my tarlov cysts at multiple levels in my spine?

What causes a knee to fall asleep? Could it be from my tarlov cysts at multiple levels in my spine?

Unlikely: Tarlov cysts are not often a cause of radicular or focal knee symptoms. Numbness in the knee area can occur with localized nerve injury (cutaneous branches) or occasionally from L4 invlovement. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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How to fall asleep when you aren't tired?

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

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Could somebody be so tired you can't fall asleep?

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

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How come I can't fall asleep after an interrupted sleep?

How come I can't fall asleep after an interrupted sleep?

Fragmented sleep: Is main symptom of major mental problems with problems to initiate sleep then to maintain sleep. Good appropriate med can help resolve that easily if you have a good doctor that does not use benzodiazepines to make you sleep. ...Read more