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How Many Nights Can I Go Without Sleep Before Its Considered Insomnia
It's always insomnia: If it occurs for less than two months, it is acute insomnia. If it lasts for two months or longer, it is chronic insomnia. Worrying about sleep, "trying" to go to sleep, and lying awake in bed for hours will turn acute insomnia into chronic insomnia. Don't fight it. A few sleepless nights is not the end of the world. If you're not asleep in 20-30 minutes, get up and read until you're drowsy. ...Read more
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
29 years old, insomnia runs in the family. Never had trouble sleeping before, lately have trouble sleeping through nights. Could this be genetics?
Not likely genetic: Acute insomnia causes include life stress (job loss/change, death of a loved one, divorce, moving), medical/psychiatric illness, emotional/physical discomfort, environment factors (noise, light, temperature), nutrition/beverages, some medications/natural substances, change in normal sleep schedule (jet lag; shift change). Sleep hygiene and life habit adjustments, support help most. Best regards. ...Read more
I wake up feeling exhausted as if I could go right back to sleep. Body feels warm sticky when I wake up. Insomnia on some nights. ?
See your doctor: you want to visit your dr as there can be i9nfections or metabolic conditions that can create this constellation of symptoms ...Read more
Initial insomnia: What you have is referred to as initial insomnia. It is where you have difficulty falling asleep. Simple everyday worries can cause this problem as can psychiatric conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder and depression. Practice sleep hygiene. Please see anyone of dr. Heidi fowlers excellent reviews of this topic on this healthtap website. If this becomes persistent see a sleep psychologist first and try cbt or over-the-counter melatonin taken approximately two hours before desired sleep time.If it becomes chronic see a sleep disorder specialist or a psychiatrist.Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't sleep at night, so I sleep all day. This can't go on, tried all medicines out for insomnia. Need help please?
Delayed sleep phase: It is a vicious circle, if you sleep all day you cannot sleep at night. You may have a delayed sleep phase synrome (in other words, you may be a night owl). If you really want to sleep at night and stay awake during the day, you have to put yourself on a strict schedule with no exceptions. Go to bed at a fixed time (use an alarm clock), get up 7-8 hours later whether or not you slept, no naps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having insomnia for the past 5 nights. I've been taking 0.5 - 1mg of ativan and it hasn't helped at all. Just makes me way more tired the next day because of no sleep. Could ativan cause it?
Insomnia: The medication has different effects on different people, but if you keep a log, or sleep diaries, you can get more accurate information about what might affect your sleep and daytime fatigue. Your doctor may want to prescribe a hypnotic med, or one of the 2 low dose antidepressants that are helpful with sleep. But the longterm answer for insomnia is usually Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Inso ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I usually only have an appetite until 3 in the afternoon. I eat about two meals a day and have gained about 25 lbs in 6 months. I also have insomnia and end up going to sleep at 2am then wake up at 8am and go back to sleep at 9am and wake at 12pm.
Insomnia and weight gain: are symptoms with many possible causes, eg, hormonal, depression, stress, medications. See your pcp for exam and guidance. Insomnia over time can cause weight gain: https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/sleep-disorders-and-weight-gain I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 15 mg remeron for insomnia for one week and a half. I slept great, but the last 2 nights i couldn't sleep at wall. Why?
Physical dependence: A common issue with sedating sleep medications, dependence occurs when your body expects to receive the medication. When the medication is not received, you have the opposite effects. It is not the same as psychological addiction. You can try not to use the remeron/mirtazapine every night, try a lower dose, and be sure to be practicing good sleep hygiene. Alternative sleep aids are also an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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