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Working the night shift and lack of sleep?

Working the night shift and lack of sleep?

Keep a daily routine: A person who works the night shift can try to re-train his circadian (24-hour) rhythm, to adapt to the new work hours. Have a darkened, quiet bedroom just for sleeping. Aim for 7-8 hours of real sleep, after winding down when off work. Avoid letting activities creep into the sleep time. Lack of sleep is dangerous, causing mistakes in judgement, more errors at work, and car accidents in commuting. ...Read more

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I don't sleep well yestr. 2-3 hrs wake up at night and sleep for 4 hrs. Can i do workout at gym ?? Does exercise improve sleep quality ?

I don't sleep well yestr. 2-3 hrs wake up at night and sleep for 4 hrs. Can i do workout at gym ?? Does exercise improve sleep quality ?

Yes.: Exercise does improve sleep quality. It's advisable that you conclude your exercise no sooner than four hours before going to bed, and don't have any stimulant-type agents after you exercise, such as fat burners as they'll keep you up. ...Read more

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Can naps count towards your total night's sleep?

Can naps count towards your total night's sleep?

See below: Depends, but why are you taking daytime naps? It can indicate daytime sleepiness which is your body's way of telling you that you require better quality or quantity of consolidated sleep. 7.5 to 8 hours a night is recommended. If you are having trouble sleeping at night, a sleep medicine specialist can evaluate your issues. Try to avoid use of heavy machinery if sleepy. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dieting for weight loss, reduced cal to 2000/day from 2500/day. Eating balanced and nutritious. feel sick and starving at night and cant sleep. Why?

Dieting for weight loss, reduced cal to 2000/day from 2500/day. Eating balanced and nutritious. feel sick and starving at night and cant sleep. Why?

Not eating enough: Include. An hour per day of exercise and eat a snack at night. You will probably feel better and sleep better. You can still Be on your diet plan. Just eat some later for the calories you burned during your exercise ...Read more

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One night couldn't sleep,thats normal.The other night sleep was must,couldn't sleep,just a 2 hour fragile nap.Constant thought,fear of sleepless inso?

One night couldn't sleep,thats normal.The other night sleep was must,couldn't sleep,just a 2 hour fragile nap.Constant thought,fear of sleepless inso?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Tegretol 400-klonopin1.5-effient 10 all at 10pm fragmented poor sleep.Added half of a unisom 12.5 at 11:00 sleep great..Wake at 7 am refreshed--ok?

Tegretol 400-klonopin1.5-effient 10 all at 10pm fragmented poor sleep.Added half of a unisom 12.5 at 11:00 sleep great..Wake at 7 am refreshed--ok?

No: Tegretol and unisom: interaction number of reports 1 premature baby 12 2 drug exposure during pregnancy 12 3 persistent foetal circulation 12 4 amnesia 11 5 intraventricular haemorrhage 11 6 ventricular septal defect 11 7 patent ductus arteriosus 11 8 atrial septal defect 11 9 lung disorder 8 10 cardiopulmonary failure 8. ...Read more

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I struggle with sleeping at night but tired during the day :(?

I struggle with sleeping at night but tired during the day :(?

Many possibilities : Are you stressed and think a lot at night that keeps you thinking and from sleeping? Do you exercise at night? Do you drink alcohol at night? Do you nap during the day? Is your room too hot? Too noisy? All these things can interfere with sleep and make you tired in the day. Just because you are tired if your brain is in high gear you won't be able to sleep! ...Read more

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Trying to lose 15lbs. Cardio 30 min/day; weights 20 min/day. Healthy diet. If i don't eat adequate carbs/protein/fat/fiber can't sleep at night. Why?

Trying to lose 15lbs. Cardio 30 min/day; weights 20 min/day. Healthy diet. If i don't eat adequate carbs/protein/fat/fiber can't sleep at night. Why?

Easy: Exercise you do already. Switch your diet to veg, salad, fruit and fish at least twice weekly. No pasta, rice, potatoes, bread. And your switch will work. I have seen docs lose more than 100 pounds with the switch. Melatonin often helps for sleep. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

Severe insomnia.I wake every night at 5am and cant fall back asleep.cant fall asleep w/o taking alot of melatonin.I only get 4hrs of sleep.Any advice?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. Read my article on the topic. ...Read more

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18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

18, 6/7 hrs restless sleep a night wake up breathless anxiety. sleep deprived 3 yrs, mostly go to sleep after 12am. Health effects? cancer cause?

You might consider: asking for a SLEEP STUDY which your PCP (Primary Care Provider) can arrange! There is no CANCER risk! However poor sleep can result in many other issues and should NOT be ignored! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why can't overweight people sleep at night?

Why can't overweight people sleep at night?

R/o sleep apnea: I recommend that my patients rule out sleep apnea with their doc. Weight can impact your airway. ...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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I do 2 weeks night shift & 2 weeks day shift at my job. I've noticed that during the night shifts, i seem to have less energy, get tired quicker and feel 'weird'. Can staying awake at night and sleeping at day cause this?

I do 2 weeks night shift & 2 weeks day shift at my job. I've noticed that during the night shifts, i seem to have less energy, get tired quicker and feel 'weird'. Can staying awake at night and sleeping at day cause this?

Common problem: You have a common problem with these working hours. It's important to see your family physician and have him/her refer you to a sleep specialist. You have a serious sleep diusorder that can affect your general health. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Health month old waking up and not gojng to sleep at night .. ?

Health month old waking up and not gojng to sleep at night .. ?

Sleep: This is not uncommon for him healthy one-month-old usually the pattern altars and the normal sleep pattern will be restored ...Read more

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Hi. I can't sleep at night so i also eat between 7 - 10 valium(10) each night to sleep... What is stronger sleep medicine?

Hi. I can't sleep at night so i also eat between 7 - 10 valium(10) each night to sleep... What is stronger sleep medicine?

Need Dr.: Your self imposed treatment may be setting you up for other health problems down the line. Get into a Dr. asap and discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Constantly tired but can't sleep at night. Help?

Constantly tired but can't sleep at night. Help?

Start w good sleep : Hygiene. 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 more

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Can't sleeping at night. Very tired during afternoon, but impressively active & awake at 4a.m. Nauseous during day pga lack of sleep?

You might be...: ...a night owl with a morning bird schedule. Or your normal sleep-wake cycle might be disrupted by the long daytime hours of during summer time in the extreme northern & southern parts of the planet. It's complicated. I suggest you go to mayoclinic.org--patient information--diseases & conditions and get info on insomnia. Best wishes. ...Read more