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Sleep Disturbances In Adults In Children
How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?
Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more
Some: And can be a reason to stop the medication and try something else. Call your doctor. ...Read more
Therapy: Beyond basic sleep hygiene practices, cognitive behavioral therapy (which a good psychotherapist can provide) can help a lot with this. Therapy can address any specific rituals or thought obsessions that come up at night, or which interfere with sleep. Also there are medications that can help both the OCD and sleep. A psychiatrist can evaluate need and prescribe effectively. ...Read more
SNOOZE: Alcohol is a sedative and whatever is enough foryou will helo yougo to sleep. But for some people it causes awakening during the night. Not recommended for a sleep aide. Find out what keeps you up. Learnproper sleep hygiene. Reviewing concerns when the light's out keeps lots of people up. Find out what's getting in the way. Some doctors are sleep specialists - try them. ...Read more
What do you advise if i've been getting night sweats and sleep disturbances every day for a few weeks now?
Night sweats: Night sweats can be part of nightmares, even if you don't remember dream content. But if you haven't already had a physical exam it would be a good idea to see your Physician. If labs and exam don't show anything and the problem continues your doctor will probably want to have you do a sleep study. If caused by nightmares, I teach my No More Nightmares class over VTC to resolve nightmares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I take coq10 a few hours before taking simvastatin to alleviate sleep disturbances and other mild side effects?
CoQ-10 & statins: Some docs feel no supplementation is necessary in pts on statins. Other recommend coq-10 supplementation based on studies suggesting it may help prevent statin side effects. Since statins block coq-10, it might be best to take the 2 drugs 12 hours apart to minimize this blockade. If you decide to supplement, inform your doc so he can take that into account in his tx regimen for you. ...Read more
Could a prolactin lvl of 26 ug/L in a male cause sleep disturbances? Also, is FSH <2 IU/L and total test of 11 nmol/L normal for a 19 y/o male?
Not right: Hi. No, those labs are definitely not normal. That prolactin (PRL) is not causing an undetectable FSH and vanishingly low testosterone. Could measure PRL at 1:100 & 1:1000 dilution ("J effect"). There could be a pituitary stalk effect. Many other things possible too. Will need pituitary MRI. Did puberty ever start, to did it start then stop? Do you wake up to pee? See a good endocrinologist. ...Read more
Doci had Lyme disease two years ago , about 4 months ago waking with severe burning sensation all over last for most of the morning , sleep disturbances feel like i've been run over by a truck?
I slept with the cell phone near my head and I woke up at 4am. Does cell phone radiation cause insomnia or sleep disturbances? It happened twice
From over three months im having massive headaches and sleep disturbances. Apart from that occasionally I have slight tremors in my hands.
Work up needed now: Sudden changes like this are always suspicious. A full work up includes a neurological exam, MRI brain, and medicine review. While these symptoms may not be related, many diagnoses come to mind that do include both. We don't know your age, or past medical history, or lifestyle, but no online program can assess this situation adequately. Every day delay may be significant. Call for appt today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can arrhythmias cause major sleep disturbances nightly? (i have already been tested for apnea and night seizures and have differing results...).
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