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Is it normal to have trouble falling asleep since starting weight watchers?

Is it normal to have trouble falling asleep since starting weight watchers?

Yes: I have many patients who state they have trouble with sleep while losing weight.I suspect "ketosis" an increase in acids in blood caused by the burning of fats as the cause.I invite other opinions. ...Read more

Dr. Myra Skluth
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Trouble Falling Asleep (Definition)

Initial insomnia or increased sleep latency is problems with sleep early on. Often people who have trouble falling asleep are over-stimulated ...Read more


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Recently started having trouble falling asleep after I've taken 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem). It doesn't seem to help as much anymore. Is this normal?

Recently started having trouble falling asleep after I've taken 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem). It doesn't seem to help as much anymore. Is this normal?

Body got used to it: Did you start right with the 10mg. dose or at 5 mg.? And what is the diagnosis for which you've been given this medication. This should only really be used as a temporary measure to help you sleep until whatever the acute situation is causing you to lose sleep is resolved. Are you working to fix that problem. I never keep anybody on this drug for more than 30 days without seeing what's up. ...Read more

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What antidepressants work best for trouble falling asleep im on remeron (mirtazapine) 45mg but takes three hours to fall asleep and 70 pound weight gain on this?

What antidepressants work best for trouble falling asleep im on remeron (mirtazapine) 45mg but takes three hours to fall asleep and 70 pound weight gain on this?

Trazadone: Trazadone is fairly safe. It tends to make one sleepy. The work up for insomnia and depression should come first. People with bipolar disase can have problems with antidepressants started without or before mood stabilizers. Make sure you are dealing with the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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True. I have trouble falling asleep. Staying asleep I'm fine. ?

True. I have trouble falling asleep. Staying asleep I'm fine. ?

Insomnia, Anxiety: trouble falling asleep” indicates many thoughts going through your mind with feelings of worry and difficulty relaxing. Let Wise Person within you reflect Stresses with causing insomnia. Consider: Avoid •Alcohol •OTC Sleep aids Exercise or Yoga in the evening Before sleeping, •Close that day’s Chapter in Book of Life •Visual imagery of National Parks •Breathing Relaxation •Therapy ...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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I have trouble falling asleep, but i don't have trouble staying asleep. Could this be insomnia?

I have trouble falling asleep, but i don't have trouble staying asleep. Could this be insomnia?

Depends: This depends on what time you're trying to fall asleep and how long it takes you to fall asleep, and whether you're having daytime problems because of the lack of sleep. But in short, probably. We call it sleep initiation insomnia. ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep, what to do?

Sleep hygiene is: important. 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, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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What helps if you have trouble falling asleep?

What helps if you have trouble falling asleep?

Depends: Depends wht is the cause of it. Mostly psychophysiologic, might psych evaluation cut caffeine medical problems like hyperthyroid ned to be ruled out pain should be managed exercise 3-4 hours before sleep helpful combination of milk/banana and honey has tryptophan also helpful short cours of sleep medication can be considered meditation/breathing exercise also helpful. ...Read more

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What helps when you have trouble falling asleep?

What helps when you have trouble falling asleep?

Several things: Depends on the nature and cause of the insomnia. If this is new and related to a stressfull event, it will get better with the resolution of the stress. If it is chronic, you need to see a sleep specialist, keep a sleep diary, and determine if behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, or sleeping pills are appropriate. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep?

What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep?

Initial insomnia: What you have is referred to as initial insomnia. It is where you have difficulty falling asleep. Simple everyday worries can cause this problem as can psychiatric conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder and depression. Practice sleep hygiene. Please see anyone of dr. Heidi fowlers excellent reviews of this topic on this healthtap website. If this becomes persistent see a sleep psychologist first and try cbt or over-the-counter melatonin taken approximately two hours before desired sleep time.If it becomes chronic see a sleep disorder specialist or a psychiatrist.Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep?

What should I do if I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and also back pains. Is this related?

I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and also back pains. Is this related?

It's always possible: to be kept awake by pain. Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, bipolar disorder, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep at night. Is there any way to solve this problem naturally without pills?

CBT: Numerous research studies have shown that cognitive/behavioral therapy (cbt) is more effective than medication for treatment of chronic insomnia. I recommend "no more sleepless nights" by p. Hauri, pH.D. Start with my handout at sleepdoctor.Com/handouts - click on rules and principles for insomniacs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Difficulty Falling Asleep (Definition)

Difficulty falling asleep can stem from allowing thoughts to run rampant without knowing how to control them. You should first rule ...Read more