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Middle Of The Night Insomnia
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
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
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
I have issues with insomnia (waking up in the middle of night) but don't think I have circadian rhythm issues. Could melatonin help?
No: While melatonin could potentially help you sleep, it would likely be more beneficial for sleep onset insomnia rather than sleep maintenance. You may consider seeing a sleep specialist who can determine if you would be a candidate for cbti or if you require pharmacologic treatment with a longer acting hypnotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have insomnia.I've been waking up in the middle of every night and I cannot fall back asleep.What natural sleep aid would be best to take? I'm 33 yr
Difficulty falling: A sleep 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. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. Some people take melatnoin 1 hr prior to slee ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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