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What could be causing both sleep onset insomnia and sleep maintenance insomnia.

What could be causing both sleep onset insomnia and sleep maintenance insomnia.

Many causes: There are many reasons for problems with both sleep onset and maintenance. Illnesses such as alcohol abuse, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety can be the cause. Metabolic illnesses such as hyperthyroidism are also a possibilities. In addition stimulants such as cocaine, amphetamines, decongestants, caffeine and nicotine can contribute to this. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Am taking 25 mg of sertraline for depression; started one week ago. Experiencing sleep maintenance insomnia. Will this likely go away with time?

Am taking 25 mg of sertraline for depression; started one week ago. Experiencing sleep maintenance insomnia. Will this likely go away with time?

Hopefully: The insomnia that accompanies antidepressant administration may subside with continued administration although in some instances it may persist. Some individuals are sensitive to antidepressants. You could try taking the medicine about 12 hours later than you usually do to see if it has less of an impact on sleep. Talk with your prescribing physician about these concerns. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Modafinil/depakote mood disorder.Safe lifelong treatment?Does it alter personality/intelligence?Modafinil gives insomnia so sleeping pills.Help peace

Modafinil/depakote mood disorder.Safe lifelong treatment?Does it alter personality/intelligence?Modafinil gives insomnia so sleeping pills.Help peace

Side effect : All medication can have side effect , we take them because we need them . If u have a concern about u medication. , discuss it with u prescriber. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my trouble sleeping?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my trouble sleeping?

Sleep Hygiene: Have good sleep hygiene. Go to bed the same time every day, wake up the same time every morning. Avoid caffeine or alcohol. Keep your bedroom dark, and relatively cool. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any treatment to dealing with having trouble sleeping?

Could you tell me any treatment to dealing with having trouble sleeping?

Sleep hygiene tips: Try any that apply: 1) Keep a regular sleep schedule (same time in/out of bed), 2) quiet, dark room - no TV/music, 3) use bedroom only for sleep/marital relations, 4)if no sleep in 20min, leave room until sleepy, then try again (repeat as needed), 5)No caffeine after noon/no alcohol at bedtime, 6)write worries in a journal by bedside, then deal with them next day,7) No success in 6 weeks? See doc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment option for a seven month old baby that is teething really bad and has trouble sleeping?

What is the best treatment option for a seven month old baby that is teething really bad and has trouble sleeping?

You can try : Although no treatment is needed for teething, if your child is experiencing pain, baby tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (with the correct dosing) will usually help most. You can also try a chilled pacifier or teething ring. Topical anesthetics are usually not very effective. ...Read more

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Chronic insomnia feel tired & exhausted, but when trying to sleep mind doesn't shutoff Ambien (zolpidem) when up for days then only sleep 2 hours. Treatments?

Chronic insomnia feel tired & exhausted, but when trying to sleep mind doesn't shutoff Ambien (zolpidem) when up for days then only sleep 2 hours. Treatments?

If your sleep study: was normal & you have no neurological or systemic medical condition causing yout insomnia, review your medications & your sleep hygiene with your psychiatrist & cardiologist. Sleep deprivation negatively impacts your heart or peripheral vascular disease & puts you at risk for auto accidents if you drive. See a psychologist for intensive, long-term Cognitive-Behavioral & other therapies. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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