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Think I have insomnia. Can't get to sleep (its takes hours) or stay asleep. Only get about 3-4 hours of sleep a night. What can I do about this?

Think I have insomnia. Can't get to sleep (its takes hours) or stay asleep. Only get about 3-4 hours of sleep a night. What can I do about this?

Sleep problems: Turn off all electronic devices an hour before bedtime including texting. Turn on some soft music. Take a warm shower or warm bath. Read a boring book make sure you get to bed at the same hour every day ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What's wrong? I have 2 nephews one is a 6-year-old boy and the other is 4 year old girl and they barely sleep like 8 hour and they don't take naps in the afternoon. Like what's wrong with these kids? I see toddler that sleep 10 hours and take long naps i

What's wrong? I have 2 nephews one is a 6-year-old boy and the other is 4 year old girl and they barely sleep like 8 hour and they don't take naps in the afternoon. Like what's wrong with these kids? I see toddler that sleep 10 hours and take long naps i

Children : Children are very different in the amount of sleep they need. Some children definitely need more than others. At age four to six some will still take a nap, but many won't. It sounds like they are active, healthy children, so it doesn't sound like a concern. ...Read more

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Is it bad for students sleep to take 2 hour naps every day?

Is it bad for students sleep to take 2 hour naps every day?

Yes and NO: It suggests the student is not getting enough sleep at night. Sleep is very important to perform well in the day time. When you require naps it is probably due to poor sleep. About 9 hours is a good amount of sleep every night. If he is getting 9 hours then the quality of sleep may be a problem. Talk with your doctor about sleep problems, may need sleep study. ...Read more

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Ever since I started mu diet I've been very tired.I'll have 8 hours of sleep and take a 1+ hour nap and still sleep earlier than I used to.?

Ever since I started mu diet I've been very tired.I'll have 8 hours of sleep and take a 1+ hour nap and still sleep earlier than I used to.?

I would ask myself..: I would ask myself 1) how many calories are you limiting yourself to? 2) are you "grazing " throughout the day to keep up your blood sugar levels? 3) are you eating balanced meals ensuring enough proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats? Go see your doctor for a more thorough history and evaluation which ideally should be done before starting any diet. They can identify problems and set realistic goals for you! ...Read more

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I can't sleep. It takes me hours get to sleep. And when I do I sleep for hours. I mean sleep at 5am until 2 pm. I need help sleeping to get up early?

I can't sleep. It takes me hours get to sleep. And when I do I sleep for hours. I mean sleep at 5am until 2 pm. I need help sleeping to get up early?

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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I have myelofibrosis and my left arm falls asleep when I sleep and takes several hours to "wake up" feels lead, upper outer portion of arm?

I have myelofibrosis and my left arm falls asleep when I sleep and takes several hours to "wake up" feels lead, upper outer portion of arm?

"pinched" nerve.: Sounds like a peripheral neuropathy not likely related to the myelofibrosis. Should look for a "pinched" nerve somewhere between your neck and your wrist. This frequently happens during sleep. I'll bet sleeping in a chair cures your symptom. ...Read more

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When I drink wine and anti anxiety meds together I can sleep 12 hours. When I take the meds and vodka I wake up after 3 to four hours, why difference?

When I drink wine and anti anxiety meds together I can sleep 12 hours. When I take the meds and vodka I wake up after 3 to four hours, why difference?

Danger!!!: Please don't mix those meds. They are dangerous together and as you report the results can be unpredictable. Talk to your doctor about sleeping meds. Much better choices out there. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, I feel tired every day despite long hours of sleep I take. I feel headaches and sleepy during the time of working. What is the cause?

Dear Doctor,

I feel tired every day despite long hours of sleep I take. I feel headaches and sleepy during the time of working. What is the cause?

Fatigue: If you are getting plenty of sleep and are still tired you need to find out the reason for that. You MAY be anemic or need better nutrition. Please see your doctor. He/she may do some blood tests to help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How is the best way to educate my sleep time? It's hard to me to sleep at same hour, and I prefer to work at night. I need to take care of myself.

How is the best way to educate my sleep time? It's hard to me to sleep at same hour, and I prefer to work at night. I need to take care of myself.

Routine: If you mean what is the best way to have a good night sleep, having a good routine at bedtime is the best. Always go to bed around the same time and use the bed only for sleep and intercourse. Do not watch tv right before going to sleep. Do not exercise close to bedtime. Do not have a lot of alcohol or heavy meals in the evening and especially before bedtime. Always wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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Why when I wake up in the morning I feel like I want to sleep more but I sleep approx. 7 and half hour and take time to concentrate please tell me why?

Why when I wake up in the morning I feel like I want to sleep more but I sleep approx. 7 and half hour and take time to concentrate please tell me why?

Not sure of your: Quality of sleep. Some adults need more than 7.5 hours per night. Try use of excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle. ...Read more

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I take nicip plus 6 tablets before an hour ago... I wnt to know if it effect on my body...it's dangerous to me... I CNT sleep due to this tnsn plzz respond me that I sleep relaxed?

I take nicip plus 6 tablets before an hour ago... I wnt to know if it effect on my body...it's dangerous to me... I CNT sleep due to this tnsn plzz respond me that I sleep relaxed?

Suicidal?: Were you trying to kill yourself? If you feel suicidal go to Emergency right away. This drug contains acetaminophen and Nimesulide. It is meant to be taken one or maximum two at a time. Why would you take 6 at once? It will probably not kill you but you may have a severe stomach ache or bleeding. If you develop severe nausea and vomiting or bleeding go to Emergency. Do not take this dose again. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of hours to take melatonin before sleep?

Can you tell me what number of hours to take melatonin before sleep?

Melatonin: Right before bedtime. Take Melatonin & lay down. ...Read more

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What happens if I take 1 mg melatonin, and sleep for 7 hours, will that be okay?

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What happens if I take 1 mg melatonin, and sleep for 7 hours, will that be okay?

Melatonin: 1mg. Is low dose. Average nightly dose 3-5mg. Some can even tolerate 10mg. ...Read more

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Does it take a while for body the adjust to sleeping changes from 10 hour to 7-8 hour?

Does it take a while for body the adjust to sleeping changes from 10 hour to 7-8 hour?

YES: This is a significant change. Why are you reducing your sleep time? If you normally need ten hours and you reduce to 7-8 you may develop a sleep debt. At 19, you are still at an age when you may need not only more sleep but a later wake time than adults need. It is a fact of life until you hit your mid twenties. ...Read more

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How to be easier to fall to sleep. I usually take 2 hours laying down in my bed before I fall to sleep. This happen every day?

How to be easier to fall to sleep. I usually take 2 hours laying down in my bed before I fall to sleep. This happen every day?

Cannabis: I have interviewed and examined countless patients with sleep disturbance who have taken prescription soporifics, including Ambien; at other times Cannabis. These patients commonly reported that synthetic medications had undesirable side effects and dependency issues which they had not experienced with Cannabis. Night-long & refreshing sleep absent hangover effects were the usual descriptions ...Read more

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I take 100mg of Modafinil when I don't sleep enough to stay wakeful throughout the day but 4 hours later the effects are gone. Is it normal? Should I try a full dose 200mg ?

I take 100mg of Modafinil when I don't sleep enough to stay wakeful throughout the day but 4 hours later the effects are gone. Is it normal? Should I try a full dose 200mg ?

Modafinil: Different people respond differently to the medication. 100 mg is on the lower end of the dosing range, and you’re right: it may not be enough for your needs - that may be the largest part of the problem. So when the drug starts to wear off, you may feel those effects faster than if the dose were higher. If you take the higher dose, be sure that it’s under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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Could my body clock ever get used to 6 hours sleep and how long would it take?

Could my body clock ever get used to 6 hours sleep and how long would it take?

Possibly: Everyone is different regarding their sleep needs and patterns. It is possible that you might be able to adapt to such a schedue. On the other hand, you may be too fatigued and never be able to do so. Normally, people need 7-8 hours for restorative sleep. You may be different. You will know. ...Read more

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I took sudfed about hours ago can I take some nyquil for tonight to help me sleep?

I took sudfed about hours ago can I take some nyquil for tonight to help me sleep?

Sleep: Why? You have not told us anything about yourself, not even your age or medical history or medications or what your symptoms are and why you are taking the sudafed and nyquil. You are probably congested but we don't know what else is going on. I would not recommend taking those medications so close together. The more info you share with us, the more useful the response will be. ...Read more

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What is the best combination of sleeping pills to take if I want to sleep for 12 hours?

What is the best combination of sleeping pills to take if I want to sleep for 12 hours?

Advice: I do NOT like combinations of sleeping pills, as these are potentially harmful, especially if you have a sleep disorder. Instead, might try Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) very safe, or Melatonin, 3 mg, also very safe. ...Read more

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I need to take at least two naps a day after getting 8 hours of sleep a night. What's wrong?

I need to take at least two naps a day after getting 8 hours of sleep a night. What's wrong?

Possibly sleep apnea: Sounds like you're not getting a good night's sleep. Have there been events in your life that have disturbed your normal routine: stress, death, illness, etc? One other possibility is that you may be suffering from sleep apnea where for some reason your airflow is being cut off & you're waking up periodically throughout the night, which would interfere with getting a good night's rest. Check w/ md. ...Read more

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If Lexotanil 3mg 2 pills I will take...what will be my sleeping timing will be how many hours I will get sleep?

If Lexotanil 3mg 2 pills I will take...what will be my sleeping timing will be how many hours I will get sleep?

Long acting: Lexotanil is Bromazepam, a long acting benzodiazepine medication that is reduces anxiety and promotes sleep. It is not a good medicine for inducing sleep because it will still be in your system the next day. If you take enough to help you sleep, you are likely to be groggy the next day. ...Read more

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I must take amoxicilin every 12hours. Can I take the doses 2 hours earlier than im supposed to, for sleeping purposes?

I must take amoxicilin every 12hours. Can I take the doses 2 hours earlier than im supposed to, for sleeping purposes?

Yes: Yes as long as doses are spaced out
Ifb you are told to take itb every 12 hers, and you happen to start at 3 PM, you may adjust schedule of pills so they are at reasonable times ...Read more

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What is a good time to take melatonin 3mg tablet to get a good 8 or 9 hours of sleep at night? Exspeacily someone with diebates type 1.

What is a good time to take melatonin 3mg tablet to get a good 8 or 9 hours of sleep at night? Exspeacily someone with diebates type 1.

"Melllowww" -Cheech: I have read one-half to one hour before beddy-bye, but just as important are the so-called 'good sleep habits.' In this case, getting into bed in a low light and doing something relatively passive other than watching TV or staring at a glaring computer screen or much that requires a lot of intense thinking. Maybe listen to some music (other than Led Zep or Black Keys). Key concept: Mellow, dude! ...Read more

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Took 3 mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and im still fully awake 2 hours later. I still have 10 hours I can sleep. Csn I take another 3 or cut one in half?

Took 3 mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and im still fully awake 2 hours later. I still have 10 hours I can sleep. Csn I take another 3 or cut one in half?

Above FDA limit: The FDA limit per day is 3mg, and they are actually now recommending less than that.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm397453.htm There are other meds and behavioral therapies that can be more successful in the long term if a current medication is not working. ...Read more

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I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net. I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net. I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

Get ready for sleep: A couple of easy tricks that may work if you've tried the usual "home remedies". Don't use any technology that emits led light (including computer, cell phone, tablet, etc -as these can drop your natural melatonin levels because your body thinks it is daylight — for 2 hours before bed. Also, body temp drops before sleep, so put feet in warm water and then allow to cool in air to drop temp. ...Read more

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It s been roughly 5 hours since I took 8 unisom when will it be safe for me to take a few more I have been recently taking 8 unisom sleeping tablets e?

It s been roughly 5 hours since I took 8 unisom when will it be safe for me to take a few more I have been recently taking 8 unisom sleeping tablets e?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR!: Your problem is not just insomnia, you system is high energy and a complete pe with blood testing will help pin point the problem. The unisom will add to the confusion. Begin a self-care wellness program of exercise, vits, magnesium, sleep, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, stretching. Watch you caffeine intake too. I use acupuncture. ...Read more

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I take Lexotanil 4 Sleep, I was erected during sex then I sleep when it wasn't fully erected, I wake up and it"s erected, can this 5 hours cause damge?

I take Lexotanil 4 Sleep, I was erected during sex then I sleep when it wasn't fully erected, I wake up and it"s erected, can this 5 hours cause damge?

No, don't worry: Waking erections are very, very common and they don't cause any harm at all. Your sexual functioning as you describe it is fine. Your anxiety is showing however. Talk w/ the provider who prescribed for you and if possible, consider some counseling to help you understand things that do not need to worry you. Best! ...Read more

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