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I have such trouble falling asleep at night when sleep alone?

I have such trouble falling asleep at night when sleep alone?

Sleep hygiene: Make it a lifetime habit: 1) Keep a regular sleep schedule (same time in/out of bed), 2) quiet, dark room - no TV/music, 3) use bedroom only for sleep/marital relations, 4) if no sleep in 20min, leave room until sleepy, then try again (repeat as needed), 5) No caffeine after noon/no alcohol at bedtime,6) Write worries in a journal by bedside, & deal with them next day. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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I have trouble falling asleep at night, and when I do I sleep 13 hours and still crave long naps during the day. I usually feel fatigued all day.?

I have trouble falling asleep at night, and when I do I sleep 13 hours and still crave long naps during the day. I usually feel fatigued all day.?

Not good: See you local doctor as many things can cause your symptoms, including thyroid problems. Once medical issues are addressed, you may need a sleep study and/or a thorough psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a doctor who specialises in sleep disorders I have trouble falling asleep at night and was curious?

What is the medical term for a doctor who specialises in sleep disorders I have trouble falling asleep at night and was curious?

Sleep Specialists: American academy of sleep medicine (aasm) or american board of sleep medicine is the medical board that certifies doctors (neurologist, pulmonologist) as "board certified" in sleep medicine. Dentists who are treating sleep disorders with oral appliances are often members of the american academy of dental sleep medicine. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Sleeping only 1-3 hours at a time, i don't have trouble falling asleep, but can't seem to stay asleep thru the night. Tried melatonin 1.5 didn't work.

Sleeping only 1-3 hours at a time, i don't have trouble falling asleep, but can't seem to stay asleep thru the night. Tried melatonin 1.5 didn't work.

Sleep: Best to see a sleep specialist. A sleep study may be needed to figure out what's happening, eg, sleep apnea, plms, parasomnias, etc. Proper sleep habits/hygiene are essential. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take melatonin every night to sleep? I have trouble falling asleep and I've been under alot of stress lately.

Yes.: If it works for you, then you can take it every night to help you sleep. It is fairly safe and non-addicting. It may cause headache, dizziness and cramping. You should wait at least 4-5 hours before attempting to drive or operate machinery. You could also try learning deep breathing and muscle relaxation techniques from a therapist. There are apps that help you quiet your mind and meditate. ...Read more

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How do I sleep better at night? How can I sleep better at night? I already take sleeping pills nightly but they don't help. I have trouble falling asleep and then waking up dozens of times through out the night.

How do I sleep better at night? How can I sleep better at night? I already take sleeping pills nightly but they don't help. I have trouble falling asleep and then waking up dozens of times through out the night.

Not : Not sleeping well is a very frustrating condition. You may have already tried not drinking caffeine after noon, not exercising too close to bedtime, and not using your computer or tv within an hour of bedtime. Consider adding "white noise" such as a fan. Be sure that your room is cool and not overly warm. Eating light during the day, then having a larger meal at around 7 pm or so can be helpful. If these don't work, you may want to see your doctor or even a sleep specialist to discuss your situation. ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep due to varying work and school schedules (often overnights ). How can I improve my sleep habits?

I have trouble falling asleep due to varying work and school schedules (often overnights ). How can I improve my sleep habits?

It's tough!: Especially with varying work schedules! Try to avoid self medicating (i.e. caffeine to wake up, and alcohol to fall asleep). Try not to read or watch TV in bed. Train your brain to associate your bed with sleep only. If you can't fall asleep get up and find something boring to read till you're sleepy. Get light blocking shades for windows, and some people find melatonin useful for insomnia. ...Read more

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