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Doctor insights on: Duration Of Decreased Sleep Associated With Colic

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How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

How long does decreased sleep associated with teething last?

When tooth erupts: As teeth erupt babies can be fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Try rubbing their gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon or a moist guaze pad. A clean teething ring or pacifier will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

I've been overspending, full of energy, having ideas above my station, and decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

Yes: Yes it can, you should seek help. Manic episodes and bipolar disorder in general fall under the " kindling theory" principle of neurophysiology which means they get ores the more you have them and the longer the duration without treatment. Less episodes and shorter episodes mean better long term prognosis and outcome. ...Read more

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I have been overspending, feeling full of energy, getting ideas above my station, have decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

I have been overspending, feeling full of energy, getting ideas above my station, have decreased sleep. Can a manic episode last for a few months?

Definitely: Although what you describe sounds more like a hypomanic episode. (the distinction is that hypomania has the same symptoms but is not associated with the kind of severe impairment that might require hospitalization). ...Read more

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Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Can hypomania/grumpiness occur with decreased sleep?

Yes it can.: Yes, sleep deprivation can cause both irritability and mild euphoria. Studies show decreased sleep increases the amount of Dopamine in the brain, promoting an amphetamine like response. This wakefulness comes with a decrease in the brain's processing ability. Sleep loss is also associated with increased appetite, risk of stroke, and heart disease. ...Read more

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Can hypomania or mania occur without decreased sleep?

Can hypomania or mania occur without decreased sleep?

Yes: While decreased sleep is a very typical symptom of (hypo) mania no single symptom is absolutely required of the state. ...Read more

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Can hypomania/mania occur without the decreased sleep?

Can hypomania/mania occur without the  decreased sleep?

Yes, but: Decreased sleep is one of the most typical symptoms of mania and hypomania. Still, every person is unique and what's typical for most may not be true for the individual. Clinical judgement is always required, and knowledge of the entire context. ...Read more

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I started having decreased sleep and feeling euphoric, is this a problem?

I started having decreased sleep and feeling euphoric, is this a problem?

Possibly. If you: Have euphoric mood, marked ^ in energy level, feel refreshed after little sleep, rapid thoughts, ^ productivity, ^ impulsivity, rapid speech - these could be symptoms of hypomania or mania. If this description fits you, please seek prompt medical attention. A psychiatrist would be a good place to start. If you find that your life has spun out of control then please get care at an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

I have got insomnia for the past 4 months i decreased sleep i only get about 4 hours and i get to REM sleep directly. I also got stiff neck.Muslespams?

Complex: Perhaps your neck pain is causing sleep disruption, but the abrupt dream phases raises questions of a sleep disorder in addition, and the insomnia can be eventually rather debilitating. You may well be a candidate for an overnight sleep study. ...Read more

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I don't have any children my period is going on 9 days long and has neverbeen this long before, im having difficulty sleeping as well what could it be?

I don't have any children my period is going on 9 days long and has neverbeen this long before, im having difficulty sleeping as well what could it be?

Bleeding: The period is usually affected by many factors like your weight, medications, other medical conditions, etc.. If it is prolonged, i suspect a possible anovulatory state.You may be having some degree of hormonal imbalance. You may need some blood tests to check your hormonal status and possibly an ultrasound. Depending on your age, you may need a biopsy of the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Should a doctor prescribe sleeping pills as the last resort if a person is having difficulty sleeping?

Yes: A recent study associated the use of sleeping pills with a greater risk of dying. This doesn't prove cause & effect but it is certainly worrisome. I'd recommend trying non-pharmacologic means first before moving on towards medications. Sometimes we don't have the luxury of time on our side and have to prescribe something immediately. ...Read more

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I think I have some sort of sleep disorder that I've had a few years now, I'm ALWAYS sore wakn up and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the entire day way longer then I should be but still seem to be tired .

I think I have some sort of sleep disorder that I've had a few years now, I'm ALWAYS sore wakn up and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the entire day way longer then I should be but still seem to be tired .

Exam and Labs: You should see a doctor for an exam and labs including Thyroid studies. The Thyroid regulates your metabolism.
Pending on what the exam and labs show there are sleep labs that monitor you over night and the doctors that do this specialize in correcting sleep disorders. The sleep labs are usually associated with a hospital system. ...Read more

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I think I have some sort of sleep disorder a few years now.I'm ALWAYS sore and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the ENTIRE day way longer then I should be but still seem to be drained and tired when I wake ?

I think I have some sort of sleep disorder a few years now.I'm ALWAYS sore and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the ENTIRE day way longer then I should be but still seem to be drained and tired when I wake ?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Try not to nap in daytime, no stimulants after noon, and no computer or phone 1 h. prior to bed time. ...Read more

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Help for experiencing difficulty sleeping. What to try first; melatonin?

Help for experiencing difficulty sleeping.  What to try first; melatonin?

Sleep hygiene: Primary treatment of insomnia is good sleep hygiene. Get comfortable bed in quiet location without interference or distractions. Go to bed only when tired. Use bed only for sleeping and sex - not reading or watching tv. Exercise regularly - esp. Am. Limit exciting activities, stimulants and eating just before bed time. After ensuring these are done then melatonin is reasonable. ...Read more

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My new born baby is 15 day she has a colic and pain all night and dont sleep whats usefull please?

My new born baby is 15 day she has a colic and pain all night and dont sleep whats usefull please?

Colic: Many reasons as to what can cause a colicky baby, including gas pain, reflux, constipation or having a milk protein allergy. Those i feel are the most common explanations outside of being hungry. Need way more info to help answer the question. ...Read more

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I have difficulty sleeping at night. Tea doesn't work. What should I take?

I have difficulty sleeping at night. Tea doesn't work. What should I take?

Tea worsens sleep: Tea has caffeine which worsens sleep at night. If you often have trouble sleeping at night, it is important to find the reason. Sleep apnea (snoring and stopping breathing in sleep), periodic limb movement disorder (lots of leg jerks causing arousals in sleep), anxiety, depression, poor sleep habits, can all cause insomnia. Behavioral treatment and off-label use of non-addictive medicines may help. ...Read more

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What are some things that causes a teenage girl to have difficulty sleeping?

What are some things that causes  a teenage girl to have difficulty sleeping?

Hormonal: fluctuations, normal teen anxiety, the teen circadian rhythm is one of late onset sleep and later awakening than the adult rhythm, school worries, peer worries, boy worries. These are a few. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

is is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in ...Read more