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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How come I have trouble sleeping at night?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How come I have trouble sleeping at night?

Insomnia: There are many attributing factors such as organic reasons, medications, worries re. Unfinished business during the day, worries about next day, alcohol, late night smacking, etc. Try the sleep hygeine and consult your pcp if insomnia persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Ben Glasgow
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I have trouble sleeping at night. It feels like potential ghosts messing with my sleep. Tips?

I have trouble sleeping at night. It feels like potential ghosts messing with my sleep. Tips?

Some ideas...: ...To help with sleep involve improved sleep hygiene. To achieve this, try to go sleep and wake up at the same time every day (including weekends), avoid things that can significantly alter your sleep patterns (alchohol, drugs, caffeine), exercise at least 4 hours before bedtime, and keep stimulating things (tv, computer, cell phone, video games) out of the bedroom. Don't worry about ghosts! ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping at night I have to stay up to the point I pass out because I can't shut my head off?

I have trouble sleeping at night I have to stay up to the point I pass out because I can't shut my head off?

See your doctor : Your symptoms could be due to a mood disorder such as Bipolar Disorder. The use of excessive caffeine or stimulants can do the same thing. Racing thoughts coupled with insomnia and the complaint of being unable to shut off your brain is classic for Bipolar Disorder. Please see your doctor to discuss your symptoms. I hope this helps. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping at night.I wake up everyhour & go to sleep everyday af around 5 am .. I also wake up early in the morning . Do I have insomnia?

I have trouble sleeping at night.I wake up everyhour & go to sleep everyday af around 5 am .. I also wake up early in the morning . Do I have insomnia?

Sleep Disturbance: It sounds like you are struggling either medically or psychologically. Consult with your doctor to rule out medical possibilities. Exercise daily, maintain good nutrition, limit caffieine and alcohol. If you continue to struggle you may be effected by worry or anxiety, see a mental health professional experienced in insomnia. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping at night. My sleeping problem also affects my school work. What can I do to help or fix my sleeping problem?

I have trouble sleeping at night. My sleeping problem also affects my school work. What can I do to help or fix my sleeping problem?

Relax: Sleep problems are common, but need to be treated. Exercise early in the day, avoiding caffeine (especially after 4pm), and turning off all screens (tv, computers, video games) 2 hrs before bedtime ~ they all stimulate your brain and make it harder to fall asleep. Get into a routine: read a book, play a board game, meditate, etc before bed. Melatonin can also help. See your doc if not better. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping at night. I’ve tried melatonin and it doesn’t help. Is there a sleeping aid you recommend besides melatonin because it doesn’t help me?

I have trouble sleeping at night. I’ve tried melatonin and it doesn’t help. Is there a sleeping aid you recommend besides melatonin because it doesn’t help me?

Diphenhydramine: Diphenhydramine (benadryl) at a dose of 25 mg is the most common component of OTC sleep aids. It usually makes one groggy after 30 min but is gone from th body in a few hours. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping. At night i get very anxious, heart beats fast, increased breathing irrational thoughts of falling. Happens often. Why?

I have trouble sleeping. At night i get very anxious, heart beats fast, increased breathing irrational thoughts of falling. Happens often. Why?

Very common: Commonest cause is lousy diet with a lot of empty carbs calories. It results in vitamin b deficiency and that affects the sleep mechanism and will cause dysautonomia. This is explained in a post on my blog "oxygen the spark of life". Scroll back to an older post. ...Read more

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Due to my depression & biploarism disorders I have trouble sleeping at night. Is it safe to take a 25 mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night?

Don't know your: Other medications (only see herbals listed). It may be alright but likely not the best choice. Please discuss with your psychiatrist first. In meantime, use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, >. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping at night sometimes as chest feels tight, heart sometimes beats hard and I breath heavy. Any ideas? What should I do?

I have trouble sleeping at night sometimes as chest feels tight, heart sometimes beats hard and I breath heavy. Any ideas? What should I do?

Symptoms: From here best suggestion is see your doctor for an evaluation and be sure you ask the questions above and get an explanation from the Doc what the Doc believes is the problem and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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Good day, I currently have trouble sleeping at night. What can this be?

Good day, I currently have trouble sleeping at night. What can this be?

Difficulty falling: A sleep 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. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. Some people take melatnoin 1 hr prior to slee ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping at night but sleep all day?

I'm having trouble sleeping at night but sleep all day?

Day / Night reversal: See your primary care doc to see if there is anything medical interfering with your sleep, but it may just be that you have gotten into a behavior pattern that is hard to change. If so, you will need to keep yourself from sleeping during the day no matter what, until you are able to sleep at night. For tips on better sleep, go to http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/howto.Html. ...Read more

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Recently, I'm having trouble sleeping at night because of severe headaches that start usually after 10 pm. What may be the reason?

Hard to be sure: Try keeping a chart of evening food/drink/activity intake with details to target possible causes. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, keep well hydrated. See a physician to rule out diseases of all sorts. Sleep hygiene can be a problem & you'll find good tips here & elsewhere online. Do get help since quality sleep is really important to maintain general well being. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping at night and i'm filled with high anxiety. I'm going to ask my psychiatrist for something that will help. Oxazepam?

I'm having trouble sleeping at night and i'm filled with high anxiety. I'm going to ask my psychiatrist for something that will help. Oxazepam?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep medicine should be your last resort. Start with regular exercise, eating right, and no caffeine after lunch. Also-- go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. If you are still having trouble, then, if you have a psychiatrist, he or she will know what is the best option for you, especially if you are taking other medications. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble sleeping at night?

I have been having trouble sleeping at night?

Difficulty falling: A sleep 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. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. Some people take melatnoin 1 hr prior to slee ...Read more

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I have been having trouble sleeping at night?

Difficulty falling: A sleep 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. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. Some people take melatnoin 1 hr prior to slee ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Trouble 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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more