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Recently I am having trouble sleeping. I can fall asleep but wake up every hour! I am tired but I can't stay asleep all night what's going on?

Recently I am having trouble sleeping. I can fall asleep but wake up every hour! I am tired but I can't stay asleep all night what's going on?

Need evaluation: It's hard to know why you're having so many awakenings without a full evaluation. Are you on medications? Using drugs or alcohol? Are you overweight? Do you snore? How is your mood and interest in doing things you usually enjoy? Are you sleeping in a noisy, uncomfortable place? There are many possible causes for insomnia. A sleep medicine physician or psychiatrist should be able to help. ...Read more

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I have a hard time falling asleep, toss and turn for hours. I can't stay asleep once I fall asleep. I feel more exhausted when I wake up after 8 hours?

I have a hard time falling asleep, toss and turn for hours. I can't stay asleep once I fall asleep. I feel more exhausted when I wake up after 8 hours?

Start with: No alcohol 4 hr prior to bed or exercise or eating 2 hr prior to bed. Sleep in a cool dark room. Reserve bed for sleep and sex only. Try melatonin 10-15 mg at night and if still not working visit your doc. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and have chronic insomnia. Can't stay asleep or fall asleep easily. I've tried many remedies; sleep hygiene, exercise, etc. Am I depressed?

I'm 25 and have chronic insomnia. Can't stay asleep or fall asleep easily. I've tried many remedies; sleep hygiene, exercise, etc. Am I depressed?

? Depression: There are multiple causes of chronic insomnia. Although sleep distubance is a feature of major depressive disorder, other symptoms have to be present at the same time for a diagnosis of depression to be entertained. Please see a medical practitioner for a thorough evaluation and if needed, an approprite referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Why can't I fall asleep? It's 1:30 Am

Why can't I fall asleep? It's 1:30 Am

Insomnia: Hi, sorry to hear about ur sleeping trouble, I don't know why u have trouble falling sleep now but if u r in bed, get out, leave the bedroom, don't toss and turn, don't watch TV or read book or work with laptop, go to living room, listen to a calming music or watch a calming movie or read a calming book, drink a glass of warm milk, if u feel anxious, try to bring it on the paper, write ur worry ...Read more

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How come I can't fall asleep at night?

How come I can't fall asleep at night?

Need to see doctor: There can be many reasons for insomnia -- just a few possibilities being great anxiety, agitated depression, use of speed-like drugs, use of alcohol, hypomania and primary insomnia. There are others as well. Best to see your primary care physician for evaluation and help. Or if you're already working with a psychiatrist, you could see him or her. ...Read more

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What to do when you can't fall asleep?

What to do when you can't fall asleep?

Good sleep hygiene: 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep at night. Will taking a medication help?

I can't fall asleep at night. Will taking a medication help?

Maybe: Before trying medication, you may want to check and be sure you are promoting sleep.
Avoid caffeine late in the day. Go to sleep around the same time in a quiet dark comfortable place. Get regular exercise during the day, but not too close to bedtime. Don't eat heavy meals close to bedtime. Avoid excess alcohol.
If you are doing these things, and still can't get to sleep, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep, and I'm getting worried. Any help other than meds?

I can't fall asleep, and I'm getting worried. Any help other than meds?

Good sleep hygiene: Make sure your bedroom is set up for sleeping--dark and quiet. Set sleep and wake times. No caffeine, exercise regularly. Google sleep hygiene for other tips. ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep at night, what should I do? Without using any meds.

I can't fall asleep at night, what should I do? Without using any meds.

See details: Speak with a doctor and consider a sleep study to see if there is an underlying medical cause. Could it be anxiety or depression? ...Read more

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What if you can't fall asleep and your only 9 years old? That is unusual?

What if you can't fall asleep and your only 9 years old? That is unusual?

9yo sleep difficulty: See doctor as son as possible to find cause of problem. Very complex for kids sleep problem = involve whole family into therapy as kids life is a result of family problems. ...Read more

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Could my baby be at risk of sid is she won't fall asleep lying in her back?

Could my baby be at risk of sid is she won't fall asleep lying in her back?

Yes: The risk of sids (sudden infant death syndrome) is greatest in the first 6 months of life, and is significantly increased by putting your baby to sleep on her stomach or side. Infants should always be put to sleep on their backs. Another factor that increases sids risk is having a smoker in the house. Factors that decrease risk include pacifier use and background noise such as a fan. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been sittin in my bed for ever and can't fall asleep. Help please!?

If you simply aren't: Tired get up for a while & engage in a quiet activity until you feel tired. Too anxious to sleep? Try deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Excellent sleep hygiene is very important. 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 >>. ...Read more

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I lay in bed for like 3 hours and don't fall asleep its so anoying can someone tell me the cause?

Initial insomnia: I am not sure of the cause. It sounds like you have initial insomnia. Do your feel anxious while you are lying in bed? Do you think about what you did that day & what you need to get done tomorrow? When was your last caffiene use? How heavy is your alcohol intake? How big was your dinner & how many hours before bed? 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the >. ...Read more

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During night I can't fall asleep. Or when I do I wake up every hour :/ what can I do to help my sleep patterns?

During night I can't fall asleep. Or when I do I wake up every hour :/ what can I do to help my sleep patterns?

Sleep hygiene: Work on sleep hygiene such as bed restriction and stimulus control. If it's a breathing disorder, a sleep study should be considered. If it's a parasomnia, medication can help. Seeing a sleep specialist can help you determine the best course. ...Read more

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Why can't I fall asleep and stay sleeping for more than two hours? It's been like this for a year and a half now.

Why can't I fall asleep and stay sleeping for more than two hours? It's been like this for a year and a half now.

Cant sleep: Turn off all electronic devices an hour before bedtime. That includes texting also. Relax with some soft music and get to bed at the same time every night ...Read more

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What to do if I usually lie down around 11:00 but can't fall asleep till like 3:00 anybody know why or how to fix it?

What to do if I usually lie down around 11:00 but can't fall asleep till like 3:00 anybody know why or how to fix it?

You likely need: Medical evaluation to determine the cause for delayed sleep onset. Don't know how many hours of actual sleep you get each night. Use good sleep hygiene as well. 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. ...Read more

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I fall asleep normally. But I struggle to stay asleep, and then in the mornings I can't wake up. What can I do to solve this?

I fall asleep normally. But I struggle to stay asleep, and then in the mornings I can't wake up. What can I do to solve this?

Sleep study: Consider a sleep study if this is available to you. You really need consultation with a sleep specialist rather than just starting medications. ...Read more

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I don't go to sleep easily. I fall asleep at 2 or 3 am in the morning and wake up 11 or 12 everyday. It is been a year now. What is it?

I don't go to sleep easily. I fall asleep at 2 or 3 am in the morning and wake up 11 or 12 everyday. It is been a year now. What is it?

Habit: You need to reset your internal clock and get into a more normal day and night routine. Watch the stimulants like coffee and train yourself to go to bed at 10 pm and get up at 6 or 7 am. You need daylight to reset your internal clock. When people travel overseas to avoid the lag & to set their clock for that country they stay up if it is daylight & go to bed in the evening. Try it, you can do it. ...Read more