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Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty 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


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I think the root of my insomnia is witnessing injustice right now in my life & being powerless to stop it. Talk therapy isn't really a solution is it?

I think the root of my insomnia is witnessing injustice right now in my life & being powerless to stop it. Talk therapy isn't really a solution is it?

Injustice?: Talk therapy may help you understand and deal with your own responses to upsetting circumstances. There may be some things you want to do about these injustices, but you need resilience to work with them effectively. There may also be some things you are overly sensitive to -- your body is responding in ways (insomnia) that are harming your health. Talk therapy can help this also. ...Read more

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I have severe insomnia. Icant fall asleep/stay asleep. Please give me a list of some meds that can help with severe insomnia tht ican talk w/ my doc.

Evaluation 1st: Before thinking about meds to tell your doctor about, you need a thorough evaluation of your insomnia. Many factors can cause this, and treatment could be different accordingly. You may need better sleep hygiene, a careful review of medications or other drugs/alcohol you might be using, or a formal sleep study. Please let your doctor use his/her training to guide you. ...Read more

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Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Propranolol:does it help with insomnia related to anxiety disorder? i know ill talk to my doctor. i just want to know please

Sometimes: Propranolol is used to decrease anxiety symptoms by slowing heart rate. One of the side effects may be drowsiness. You are right, it would be good to discuss this with your doctor to see what is right for you. ...Read more

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Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?

Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?

Difficulty falling: asleep 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. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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Is it strange to have trouble sleeping when I didn't get to talk things out with my boyfriend before bed?

Is it strange to have trouble sleeping when I didn't get to talk things out with my boyfriend before bed?

Insomnia is common: Especially in stressful situations. If talking relieves you of stress, then try to find other ways to relieve the stress if your boyfriend is not available. This is not at all unusual. ...Read more

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Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Some thoughts: Perhaps you share your day's activities and feelings with your boyfriend and then relax. If you are ruminating and thinking a lot, that can make it hard for brain waves to slow so that you can fall sleep. Try breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Can certain smells or fragrances give you insomnia? I smelled something bad in my room then I sprayed fabric refresher now I can't sleep. Is Related?

Can certain smells or fragrances give you insomnia? I smelled something bad in my room then I sprayed fabric refresher now I can't sleep. Is Related?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. Smells can interfere. Olfactory nerves go to brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of a free syringomyelia chat room?

Can you tell me of a free syringomyelia chat room?

This may help: Try this site for facebook community, message board and email network: http://asap.org/index.php/resources/online-support-groups/ Overcoming challenges may be one of the most satisfying parts of life. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you 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