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33/m, constant tiredness, difficulty waking, using fire alarm to wake me.75 min+ of fire alarm and wife shaking me.Sleep intertia.No narcolepsy/apnea.

33/m, constant tiredness, difficulty waking, using fire alarm to wake me.75 min+ of fire alarm and wife shaking me.Sleep intertia.No narcolepsy/apnea.

Get Sleep Study: It is hard to say what is going on just based on this description. Even though you deny, you probably have narcolepsy. You will need an overnight sleep study with eeg monitoring. This is usually done in a sleep lab. ...Read more

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Perfect gluc levels throughout day. Up to 110 upon waking. Only 74-85 at bed time. Normal to consistently experience dawn phenomenon, or pre-diabetic?

Perfect gluc levels throughout day. Up to 110 upon waking. Only 74-85 at bed time. Normal to consistently experience dawn phenomenon, or pre-diabetic?

If you are overweigh: lose the weight through diet and exercise, particularly if you have a family history of diabetes. Don't eat at bedtime. You have mile prediabetes, but the exact term you apply is meaningless as it's all a long-term progression with arbitrary cut-off points that are of no real significance -- it's all the same disease with the same health risks. ...Read more

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I fall asleep at 3am,wake at noon. Set 3 alarms for appointment, didn't hear them at all. Am on melatonin, but take too late.How to wake up to alarm?

I fall asleep at 3am,wake at noon. Set 3 alarms for appointment, didn't hear them at all. Am on melatonin, but take too late.How to wake up to alarm?

No one else: can help you with this, it's something you need to do yourself. Take the melatonin earlier (90 minutes before you go to bed) and go to bed earlier -- or get a much louder alarm. ...Read more

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Female 26yo: I often sleep more than 9hrs a day, but alway waking up around 9:30 without an alarm clock. No daytime sleepiness. Is this healthy?

Female 26yo: I often sleep more than 9hrs a day, but alway waking up around 9:30 without an alarm clock. No daytime sleepiness. Is this healthy?

You have a great: internal clock, so count yourself lucky. Some people wished they had such regularity built in. Please don't gloat and keep regular. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more

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Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?

Constant fatigue for 8-10 yrs, never wake feeling rested regardless of #hrs of sleep, alcohol, or caffeine; go to sleep fast, stay asleep, hard sleeper, dream a lot every night, normal sleep study '08?

See a sleep dr: What does a 'normal' sleep study mean. To some that means 'no apnea' which is not the only finding to be gained. What was the quality like, what were the latencies of sleep and rem and were there parasomnia. Sometimes it is not a problem that can be identified based on a sleep study. ...Read more

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Non-diabetic, a1c=5.7, 2hr post meal=140, bedtime glucose=100, trouble sleep through nite, wake up after 4-5 hrs every nite & glucose=40. What to do?

Non-diabetic, a1c=5.7, 2hr post meal=140, bedtime glucose=100, trouble sleep through nite, wake up after 4-5 hrs every nite & glucose=40. What to do?

Sorry misunderstood: Sounds like reactive hypoglycemia. Try eating a small meal/snack before you go to bed to see if that helps. Also checking your blood sugar randomly throughout the day will help see if this is happening at other times too. If so small meals thought the day will help instead of the traditional 3 main meals a day. ...Read more

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3yr old disturbed sleep twitches holds breathe throws himself around bed grunting noises what can make him like this?

3yr old disturbed sleep twitches holds breathe throws himself around bed grunting noises what can make him like this?

Possible terrors: there are multiple possibilities. If the child is asleep during these episodes, a night terror or sleep disorder may cause it. Some benign type seizures can also do this. You should see your doctor and the child may require a sleep study ...Read more

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Will staying up reset my sleep schedule?

Will staying up reset my sleep schedule?

Be careful: Depending on what problem you have, staying up may be helpful but not usually recommended. For certain cases of insomnia, a mild sleep restriction schedule may promote better sleep the subsequent nights. However, care must be taken to prevent profound sleepiness which can result in accidents or trigger other medical conditions. Best to discuss with a trained sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I wake up multiple times a night I have done the whole sleep routine, same sleep and wake time, dark cool room, no tv caffeine etc. Tried teas and mel?

I wake up multiple times a night I have done the whole sleep routine, same sleep and wake time, dark cool room, no tv caffeine etc. Tried teas and mel?

Sleep disturbance: Time to see you doctor about your sleep disorder. There are many types and your doctor can help you with this problem. Or you may ask to be seen in a sleep disorder clinic. ...Read more

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I fall asleep around noon and wake up at 8 pm, how to fix my sleep schedule?

I fall asleep around noon and wake up at 8 pm, how to fix my sleep schedule?

Sleep phase disorder: Advance your bedtime by 2 hours every couple of days until you reach your goal bedtime. So go to bed at 2 pm then 4 pm, etc. Until 10 pm bedtime, for example. ...Read more

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I wake up every 2 hours at night coughing. Is there any remedy?

I wake up every 2 hours at night coughing. Is there any remedy?

Find cause first: Night time coughing can be a symptom of asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus issues or even acid reflux from the stomach. Night cough can interfere with normal sleep patterns and lead to day time drowsiness. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause so that remedy can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Fall asleep against my will. short dream sequences & wake up again.Impossible to maintain full alertness.Today 2 times walking not to fall asleep.why?

Fall asleep against my will. short dream sequences & wake up again.Impossible to maintain full alertness.Today 2 times walking not to fall asleep.why?

Need to see doctor: There are many causes for impaired sleep. You may have something like sleep apnea. There is no way to sort this out without seeing your doctor. You need to tell your doctor all of your symptoms. It would help for you to keep a journal for a week with your sleep problems and your daytime symptoms. Take this when you see your doctor. You may need a sleep study. ...Read more