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Is Trouble Staying Asleep A Symptom Of Teething
I'm having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Is this because of the MS or Fibromyalgia , or something else??
Worth looking into: There is a strong association between lack of REM sleep and fibromyalgia. Some sleep aids and chloride channel drugs in general tend to disrupt normal REM sleep and promote fibromyalgia. Its worth having a good general medical exam first. Review and practice good sleep hygiene. Treat pain with medications that promote REM sleep (Lyrica (pregabalin) and Pamelor). See a sleep specialist if needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After going to sleep initially, u keep waking up in middle of night (interrupted sleep). Also called terminal insomnia, as opposed to initial insomnia (can't fall asleep). Many factors can cause that, from idiopathic (unknown) to metabolic, to endocrine to medications or medical problems or psychiatric ...Read more
This is insomnia: Practicing good sleep hygiene is the first step. Keep your sleep structured, avoid long periods of lying in bed awake, use bed just for sleep and intimacy. Avoid napping during the day. Relaxation and imagery techniques can be very helpful when having trouble going to sleep due to thinking. There are some relatively safe sleep aids that can be taken nightly or just as needed if sleep still bad. ...Read more
I have trouble falling asleep not staying asleep its the initial process that i have difficulty Is diphenhydramine or a natural suppliment better?
Neither: Try sleep hygiene first: no caffeinated beverages in the evening, no vigorous physical exercise in the evening too, no TV/pc/smartphone at least one hour prior to bed time, cool, dark and quiet bedroom, fixed time to retire, preferably 1-2hours before midnight. Try those first before either benadryl (diphenhydramine) or supplements, good luck ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are not related that I am aware. Bed wetting occurs in many without dyslexia and is normal. There is often a first degree relative (mom, dad, uncles, etc) who wet the bed. Most kids outgrow it by 9-10. After age 7, a bed wetting alarm can be very helpful in resolving the problem. ...Read more
Not likely: Parents report many, many different symptoms that they attribute to teething. Studies really don't agree on any specifics related to teething. Sleepiness is usually a symptom of illness. It can be earlier than other more specific symptoms of the illness. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many Possibilities : Normally the diaphragm contracts and expands under one's control to aid in filling the lungs with air. Hiccups occur when the one's diaphragm contracts involuntarily. The most common cause of hiccups while sleeping goes undiagnosed. Other conditions that could cause this symptom are sleep apnea, laryngitis, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke, alcoholism, and certain medications. Source mayo clinic. ...Read more
If a person is having mild, persistent hallucinations or is disoriented on waking,, will a teaspoon of honey before sleeping alleviate the behavior?
Hallucinations upon: awakening are called hypnopompic. Usually, taking time to orient yourself and awaken will relieve them. If they persist and impair function then seek medical and psychiatric evaluations to determine cause and develop treatment. They may indicate other issues including narcolepsy, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, anxiety disorders, and depression. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Intake: Usually its a problem of intake of fluids- most people do not take in enough fluids. An average person should take in close to a gallon of fluids a day. The pancreas is involved in digestion of fats, carbohydrates and metabolism of sugar. If there was a problem in sugar metabolism- you would urinate more, from sugar spilling into your urine. ...Read more
Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more
I'm having a hard time waking up, is there any tips or tricks? Literally getting out of bed, not just being drowsy.
Sleep disorder: Assuming all labwork including thyroid tests are normal, and you are sleeping 8 hours/night with good sleep hygiene, this could be a sleep disorder. Ask you primary physician to refer you for a sleep study and follow up with the sleep specialist for treatment. Sleep disorders can have a profound effect on the rest of your health, so be sure you investigate this and get proper treatment. ...Read more
Not specific: Difficulty staying asleep is a condition plaguing many, often having nothing to do with either of the mentioned conditions. Sleep apnea, anxiety/depression, over active thyroid, etc. Are only a few of the many reasons. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the possible diagnosis of difficulty keeping asleep, urinary urgence, fatigue , memory loss , sleepness , troubles focusing and feeling down ?
Multiple: Urinary urgency does not fit in with the rest of these symptoms. You could have a urinary tract infection plus additional issues such as depression and/or over-sedation from medications. You are on 3 medications which can make you sleepy, cause memory ; focus problems, etc. Also, amitriptylene can affect urination, generally making it harder to pee. Please tell your doctor about these problems! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. While it may appear you have slept well, you may may have significant periods of apnea's and hypopnea's occurring. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waking up with pain on left side, gasping for air, at onset of sleep. This is a nightly occurrence, def not anxiety.
See your Doctor: Gassing for air before sleeping and asking up with CP seems to be a serious issue please see your pcp as soon as possible. ...Read more
My child suffers from seasonal allergies in early fall, and always seems a bit listless and droopy during this time. Is fatigue a common symptom of allergies?
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