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Need help for PMS insomnia! i wake up in the middle of the night and toss and turn for hours. So frustrating!

Need help for PMS insomnia! i wake up in the middle of the night and toss and turn for hours. So frustrating!

Start w good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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


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I think I have insomnia. I can't sleep and it's hard for me. When I sleep I wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Then when it's time to wake up my body doesn't want to wake up so I go back to sleep and I wake up late. Then my bod

I think I have insomnia. I can't sleep and it's hard for me. When I sleep I wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Then when it's time to wake up my body doesn't want to wake up so I go back to sleep and I wake up late. Then my bod

Insomnia: A vicious cycle. Might start by tracking sleep hygiene - Keep diary for 1-2 weeks that includes monitoring sleep hygiene behaviors and daily onset/awakening. If modifying behaviors is too much, see a doctor to discuss options, including medication or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (recommended for non medical-related insomnia). Additional links in the comments section. ...Read more

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Hard to fall asleep. Wake up middle of the night often for long periods of time. Is it insomnia?

Hard to fall asleep.  Wake up middle of the night often for long periods of time. Is it insomnia?

Insomnia: Depending on the causes which need to be treated first. For primary insomnia with no apparent cause, sleep hygeine works fairly well. For secondary insomnia, your doctor can help you find the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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Night insomnia, what can I do to deal with it?

Night insomnia, what can I do to deal with it?

Insomnia: Please see a sleep disorders specialist. There are over 80 different sleep disorders. Please don't put it off. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that anxiety or depression could set in. In the meanwhile practice good sleep hygiene.See :counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%20... Good sleep hygiene handout the most common cause of insomnia is a change in your daily routine. ...Read more

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Can one sleepless night due to an external source cause insomnia?

No: Insomnia is generally understood to be a CHRONIC and PERSISTENT condition of not being able to either fall asleep or stay asleep. 1 single sleepless night does not insomnia make. Just as 1seizure episode does not epilepsy make....Therefore, 1 sleepless= 1 sleepless night. If it becomes an every night affair then, there are going to be bigger problems. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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On days that I have to get up early I usually have insomnia the night before. How to fix this problem?

On days that I have to get up early I usually have insomnia the night before. How to fix this problem?

See below.: I agree with dr. Varghese-guided imagery & muscle relaxation exercises help. I'd also add yoga & yoga breathing exercises. Your public library may have yoga dvd's you can borrow;they're also available online. Eliminate any caffeine products after lunchtime, too. If you still find your mind racing at bedtime, write everything on your mind onto a notepad before turning lights off to clear your head. ...Read more

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Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (not really exercising) during the day decrease insomnia at night?

Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (not really exercising) during the day decrease insomnia at night?

May help: Spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight during the day may help set your biological clock, and may help you sleep better. Exercising during the day is also helpful as long as it's not too close to your bedtime. Don't take naps. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol especially within 6 hours before bed. Take a hot bath before bedtime. ...Read more

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What should I do about frequent all nighters, ?I feel like I have insomnia ..Or what could it.Possibly be an effect of..

What should I do about frequent all nighters, ?I feel like I have insomnia ..Or what could it.Possibly  be an effect of..

Insomnia: There is acute insomnia or chronic insomnia, acute insomnia is less than 3 months and chronic is more than 3 to 6 months please identify the stressor that caused this, it could be move to a different time zone, financial, relation stress etc. Google sleep hygiene you may need short term meds like ambien cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia works best according to studies. ...Read more

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I have insomnia for 14 years now.I have try pills and they don't work.I think im nocturnal since it only happens during the night not in the day.Help?

See sleep specialist: It seems that you have chronic insomnia related to circadian rhythm disorder called dsps, delayed sleep phase syndrome, which essentially is night owl, someone like me. Cognitive behavior therapy, sleep hygiene, bright light therapy may work. It will take hard work and compliance to manage this. A sleep specialist who is trained in insomnia will help. Other disorders like depression can contribute. ...Read more

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What can I do to sleep at night with insomnia?

What can I do to sleep at night with insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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