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I Have Way Too Much Sleep How Can I Reduce Sleep But Not Be Sleepy Either
Slowly and: Progressively. The amount is sleep each person needs is quite individual. You are very likely getting the specific amount of sleep your body needs. There are many adults who need 9-10 hours of sleep to be able to function optimally. There are societal bragging rights to getting only 4 hours sleep per day. Don't let them fool you. Ask your doctor or see a sleep specialist about adjusting. ...Read more
I can not go to sleep! do I have a problem or is it that i eat stuff which have too much caffeine in? Need help.
Is taking 200mg of diphenhydramine too much to fall asleep? I have not even been able to sleep well with that amount but afraid to take more.
Dose is too high: That dosage is a bit high and any additional probably won't add any additional sedative value. I would suggest other alternatives, such as doxylamine or prescription strength hypnotics. Also a natural alternative melatonin does help improve sleep cycles, while not short term effective may prove to help in the longer term. An evaluation of sleep patterns also may help. Napping/evening foods, etc. ...Read more
I am a really fussy sleeper and can't sleep in the day or not in my bed but i'm really tired. Is there anything i can do to help me sleep?
I have extremely helpful but i hate the idea of having to take a sleep aid too. Is there anything i can do without more medication?
Yes, be sure that : You are using excellent sleep hygiene. 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 sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, >. ...Read more
Why does lack of sleep make me feel so lousy - not just tired, but achy, cranky, not as sharp, etc.? What can I do to get a better night's sleep?
Your question: is VERY common....and the results of poor sleeping are those you mention PLUS a number of chronic medical conditions! START with your mattress!! THEN ask your Primary care Doctor (or a Health Tap Consultant using Health Tap Prime!!) for a lesson in SLEEP HYGIENE! Hope this Helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I would like to know if I have some disorder and would like to know if it can be treated. I find myself being tired all day i cannot seem to get enough sleep. I've tried energy drinks, coffee and a good breakfast but nothing works. I am easily irriated an
Could be many things: See your doctor. There are mental health problems that could be causing this but also physical ones, such as anemia, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism... Many others. Important to rule them out one by one, in the order that a professional thinks are the most likely culprits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can too much sleep be bad for you? If your body is tired aren't you supposed to sleep until it is rested?
I have poor quality sleep because of my osa. Is there anything i can do to be more energized thru the day?
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil iand nuvigil help with energy and fatigue Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gut loss.com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Also with PCOD metformin may help with IGT AND weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good way to gauge quality of sleep? I often wake up tired, and I don't know if I am not getting enough sleep, or not sleeping well enough
Why am I so tired, is it due to shingles or depression, have no energy, what can I take to help me stay awake at work and be productive at work ?
Fatigue: This is a common complaint and can have many causes. Suggest you get a thorough evaluation of your physical health from a PCP and if all is normal, perhaps a visit to a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. Depression is a frequent factor and requires more detailed questioning for diagnosis, but the fact that you mention it makes it more likely to be relevant. Good luck and wish you better soon ...Read more
How can I reduce stress. My periods have stopped and I am not really sleeping is there anything i can be doing rather than tablets ?
I can't sleep well. Even if i sleep earlier i wake too later. What can I do to have a better sleep?
Sleep Medicine: Sleep medicine is a huge area that involves many signs, symptoms, etc., including what you have mentioned. Seek a consultation with an individual trained in sleep medicine. You may benefit from some basic suggestions and may have an airway issue that may be easily improved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have no energy or motivation to do anything & It's making me very depressed. All I do is work, and try to sleep. How can I fix this?
Depressive symptoms: Start with a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. Talking therapy to include Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by person: Great question. Different people handle fatigue and mental functioning very differently. Most do better with good rest and getting up early. Others do better pushing on until finished and then resting. For example, I do better pushing on but my wife needs her rest. You need to find the right solution for you. ...Read more
I seem to have dark bags under my eyes no matter how much sleep i get. Is there something i can be doing at home to help this? Any other tips?
At night i can't sleep because I have bad restless leg syndrome. What can I do to help it not be so bad?
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