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Dr. W. James Chon
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Restless Sleep (Overview)

Restless sleep is a symptom in which a person does not sleep soundly. He may wake up several times an hour due to breathing obstructions, snoring, restless legs syndrome, anxiety, depression, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc.


Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
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What causes restless sleep?

What causes restless sleep?

Restless sleep: You have to first define what is restless sleep. If you are awakening numerous times, vs moving while awake repeatedly for comfort, vs being awakened by 3 children numerous times or the neighbor's dog barking incessantly. All of these can cause restless sleep. However, so can intrinsic sleep issues like sleep apnea. You need to see your physician or a sleep physician. ...Read more

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Dr. W. James Chon
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Restless Sleep (Overview)

Restless sleep is a symptom in which a person does not sleep soundly. He may wake up several times an hour due to breathing obstructions, snoring, restless legs syndrome, anxiety, depression, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc.


Dr. Kevin O'Neil
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Is it possible for restless sleep to have a negative impact on my baby?

Is it possible for restless sleep to have a negative impact on my baby?

No: Many, if not most, pregnant women will have difficulty sleeping at some point during her pregnancy. Not to worry, the baby will not be bothered by this. In fact, while in utero, the baby is said to go between periods of active sleep (moving) and restful sleep (not moving). Often, it is the baby being active at night that contributes to the restless sleep a woman experiences. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Rls is a sleep disorder, and thus, tell your doctor how you are sleeping and whether it is disrupted. ...See more

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. John Van der Werff
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I have restless sleep?

See sleep Dr.: I would suggest seeing a sleep physician to determine the cause and suggest treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Ask what may help to stay calm and get deep sleep as soon as you get to bed without leg discomfort. ...See more

Dr. Kevin O'Neil
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Is it possible for restless sleep to have a negative impact on my baby?

No: Many, if not most, pregnant women will have difficulty sleeping at some point during her pregnancy. Not to worry, the baby will not be bothered by this. In fact, while in utero, the baby is said to go between periods of active sleep (moving) and restful sleep (not moving). Often, it is the baby being active at night that contributes to the restless sleep a woman experiences. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
38 years in practice
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What could be a cause of restless sleep?

What could be a cause of restless sleep?

Apnea,RLS,depression: At 29 i'd start with mood disorder like depression.Not the kind where your cat died, but a biochemical event that has profound effects on your whole being.Discuss with a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Tip)

Managing Restless Leg Syndrome

Try a variety of meds, as not all meds work well with everyone. Also, stretch before bed. ...See more

Dr. John Van der Werff
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I have restless sleep?

See sleep Dr.: I would suggest seeing a sleep physician to determine the cause and suggest treatment options. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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