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Is Leaving The Tv On While I Fall Asleep Causing Me To Be Restless
When I try to fall asleep I always feel really restless and wrong, like there's 100 bugs crawling on me which I have a phobia of. It's constant.
Try this:: Give this a try: 1) Shower or bathe just before bed (be sure the water is not too hot) 2)Be sure your sheets are high quality cotton and no more than 5 days between laundering 3) Read in bed at bedtime until your eyelids get heavy and you find yourself starting to lose your place 4)No TV, texting, or internet in the last 30 minutes before sleep 5)Soft, calm music is optional;6) nightlight optional ...Read more
Can you tell me if throughout the day what do I take for restless leg syndrome not to fall asleep?
When i bicycle at high intensity for a long time (50+ miles) i suffer from restless leg syndrome when i try to fall asleep. Is this normal?
Post Exercise: It sure sounds like you are not giving your muscles time to recover after such a long and vigorous workout.. This means hydration with the appropriate electrolytes, winding down with post exercise slow cycling, walking (just like one warms up one should warm down; and the slow post exercise stretching! ...Read more
Our son age 6 has insomnia, takes avg 2 hrs to fall asleep. Takes 5mg melatonin & 1mg guanfacine. Very restless and can't calm himself even if tired. ?
Help him get to slee: First address sleep hygiene issues, making sure he gets in bed with lights down, television, cell phone and radio off. Additionally try some warm mild before bed (loaded with serotonin that will promote sleep. If he snores loudly, he may need a sleep study and his tonsils/adenoids evaluated. He sounds like the typical adhd boy, and the melatonin can go to 3 mg/night. However i'd keep tenex. ...Read more
I'm experiencing muscle cramps in my legs every night when I try to fall asleep and a jittery restless feeling, I try and stretch but nothing helps.
Restless Legs: Some people experience Restless Legs Syndrome. It is an interesting but unpleasant clinical illness. Many things make it worse (alcohol, certain meds), some things seem to possible even cause it (low ferritin), and there are treatments available. Doctors trained in sleep medicine are pretty well versed in it. Good luck! ...Read more
What would cause someone to fall asleep so easily-- like texting, sitting in a waiting room, reading, talking?
Many causes: You are describing excessive sleepiness, a symptoms with many causes: not getting enough time in bed, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, depression, anything that significantly impairs sleep (restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, insomnia for any reason), alcohol or drugs, withdrawal from stimulant drugs or medicines, etc. See a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 systems: Circadian and homeostatic system. The homeostatic system builds up sleep pressure throughout the day. The circadian system has a 24 hour pattern to it. The circadian system is an alerting system and the homeostatic system is the sleep pressure system. When the homeostatic system over powers the alerting drive, you get sleep. ...Read more
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