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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Restless Sleep (Definition)

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.

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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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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

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

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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What's the best way to treat sleep restlessness due to stress?

What's the best way to treat sleep restlessness due to stress?

Treat stress: Treat the underlying stress, then the sleep should normalize naturally. ...Read more

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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 better (Tip)

Sleep better

Treating iron deficiency & varicose veins can help or cure restless legs syndrome and sleep quality. ...See more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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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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What can I do to address restless sleep syndrome?

What can I do to address restless sleep syndrome?

RESTLESS LEG??: I am not sure if you mean restless leg syndrome? Not sure what restless sleep is. So there are things for restless leg first make sure that the diagnosis is correct with a sleep study. Then medications like klonopin. Requip, or mirapex.. Additionally exercise and reduction of caffeine late at night. ...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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