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I Have 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is a major cause of difficulty breathing at night. This can contribute to a host of other medical conditions, so it is best to follow with a doctor who can evaluate your specific situation. A sleep study may be ordered to better help assess your problem. ...Read more
Because you care: If talking with your teen is productive you may be experiencing a "second wind" that makes it hard to sleep. You may also be worried after you talk to your child...A common theme. I am happy your teen is talking with you and late at night is generally when they are talkative and we are sleepy. Try deep breathing and relaxing to get you to sleep. Happy mother's day. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene.: You need to get on a regular sleep schedule. To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Shoot for 6 to 9 hours nightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use creative dreamin: Ucan use a creative dreaming technique used by native americans 2help their children ward off nightmares. Before going 2sleep imagine an alternative happy ending 2 your nightmare. Ie, if u are being chased imagine a way u will get help by running into a police station. U then go 2sleep, if the nightmare starts u will have a different ending. Read more wake up and dream challenge on amazon. ...Read more
I have difficulty sleeping at night and difficulty staying awake at work during the day. I'll still feel sleepy even if I went to sleep early.
See a sleep doctor: Your symptoms reflect a common issue, but a good sleep doctor (pulmonologist, neurologist) could help identify potential causes, including improving "sleep hygiene", as well as therapy. A sleep study may be needed to further determine whether other aspects (e.g. sleep apnea) are causing some of these symptoms. ...Read more
Im suffering terribly with night terrors. I am always exhausted but at night i struggle to sleep and when I do I have awful night terrors eachnight?
Sleep apnea?: 'nightmares' are one of the parasomnias that can occur at night while sleeping, or trying to sleep. They may be associated with sleep apnea. Consulting a specialist trained in sleep medicine can lead to treatment for this problem and could eliminate the parasomnia described as 'night terror'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having problem in remembering things.And i can't sleep at night.Something goes on whole night and when i wake i realise I am still sleeping.
Lack of sleep will : Cause u to be forgetful and have foggy mind. Perhaps u r just too stressed out. Do some relaxation exercises and get at least 6-8 hours of sleep. Follow up with ur dr. .http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=47466 http://m.Wikihow.Com/relax. ...Read more
I have trouble falling asleep at night I am up and down all night and tired most of the time unless I have caffiene?
You need a medical c: Poor sleep or insomnia as it is called is often due to an emotional termoil which keeps your brain racing with various thoughts. If you are up all night, you will need medication, best prescribed by your doctor. You should seek medical help preferably froma psychiatrist or an internist who can check you and help you to resolve this problem. ...Read more
I have problems sleeping at night tossing and turning i have no problem falling asleep I've tried sleeping pills like melatonin but it doesn't keep me asleep I wake up many times during the night.
Lets find the cause: You may need medical help to find the cause of your insomnia. You are under some stress or anxiety which is keeping you from falling sleep. You will need a better sleeping pill but it means visiting a doctor. Melatonin is not a good sleeping pill by itself. For now try to exercise daily and relax. Yoga and Meditation is another means of providing relaxation. Go see a MD or Yoga teacher. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have trouble sleeping at night. When I try to fall asleep I am dreaming while awake. I cant fall asleep but I have vivid dreams and Im fully awake.
Psychotherapy: Ask yourself what environmental and interpersonal stressors you face during your waking hours, and whether or not you find yourself obsessing about them at night, which could be resulting in sleep loss. Consider going to a reputable psychotherapist for stress management therapy, and exploration of non-biochemical sources of anxiety. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, since last year my sleeptime is changed. I feel sleepy at evening and if i sleepl i feel very ok but if i sleep at night at the morning i am tired?
Shift work? : You mention the timing of your sleep has changed? Is this due to shift work or a varied work schedule? This is a common cause of sleep disturbance. Try and keep your sleep schedule as regular as possible. If you must sleep during day, try dark shades to mimic nighttime if it's still light outside. Should have doc visit to rule out sleep apnea, thyroid problem, other causes of poor sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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